In Foucault’s Essay on Panopticism he describes how in the Seventeenth Century they began to command the spread of a pestilence. He begins by explicating what steps were taken to command the pestilence. such as quarantine and forced separation. One thing that truly stood out to me is that he said everyone is locked up in his coop which makes me believe of a prison but they were in there ain houses.
Throughout the essay he breaks down our social/economical systems and explains societies outlook on the jurisprudence system. Many times his account is really much based off of J. Bentham’s “Panopticon” . Which in todays view we would depict as a prison. These signifiers of subject were used during the pestilences. which has been the support for much of the subject that was evident during that clip. He besides explains how he feels a individual should be disciplined and he looks at it from many different angles. I think this is how he describes a disciplinary action and is a cardinal theoretical account for all to follow. In training that manner it would do the person a better individual. “exercising power without division” is an illustration.
Foucault’s essay is really interesting because I can associate it to our society now and how much command our authorities has over us. For an illustration the prison system. even though we aren’t quarantining people with diseases by seting them “away” . We use the system to maintain a balance in the society. And in a manner it keeps a batch of people in line by cognizing what the effects are of perpetrating a offense. And I think that is what Foucault is basically depicting when he talks about the quarantine.