Thesis On Discipline And Punishment

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CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background of the Study This paper discusses Foucault’s book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. It centers on the notion of docility of the body made possible through discipline and correct training. As a historical background, Foucault described the visible display of power started from the 16th up to the 17th century on March 2, 1757, during the time of Damien’s when he was publicly sentenced to death, in a brutal and inhumanly way in his attempt to assassinate the king of France. But such form of punishment for crimes committed brought “was characterized by the whipping, the pillory, or the hanging.” Capital punishment was more frequently done in the European continent especially in France, at that…show more content…
Thus, during this classical form of punishment, the body is the direct object of the power of the sovereign or the public display of power. The form of punishment in this age is more inhumane and unlawful, such as “punishment as spectacle”. A lot of rituals being made before the last punishment is being served such as torture. In connection with this, the second phase of this paper is to understand the new form of penal system that is discipline which is more humane. Discipline as the new mechanism of pwer which makes the body docile. Consequently, the technique of discipline has mechanics of power that makes the body…show more content…
Punishment- this means that if someone violated the rule or law of the sovereign, he or she must accept the consequence of his or her actions which is detrimental to the body, which constitutes bodily inflictions or visible display of power. Scope and

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