A Discussion of Power and Discipline in the Essay of Panopticism, Michel Foucault

In his essay Panopticism, Michel Foucault discusses power and discipline, the manipulation there of, and their effect on society over time. He also discusses Jeremy Benthams Panopticon and other disciplinary models. However, after reading Panopticism, the question that baffles everyone is: What is panopticism anyway? One exceptional disciplinary model is the measures taken by a … Read more

Comparison: Michel Foucault’s “Repressive Hypothesis” & Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home"

Michel Foucault begins his essay “We ‘Other’ Victorians” with a description of what he calls the “repressive hypothesis” (Foucault 10). This hypothesis holds that openly expressing sexuality at the beginning of the seventeenth century was considered shameless. Transitioning into the Victorian era and with the development of the Victorian bourgeoisie, sexuality began to take on … Read more