1.In his book Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault’s proposes the concept of disciplinary power as more adequate for thinking about how power has been exercised since the 18th century. Compare Foucault’s analysis with Machiavelli’s The Prince as illustrative of a different (“pre-disciplinary”) technology of power. As you discuss Foucault, you may want to talk about the function of hierarchical observation, normalizing judgment, and the examination as different facets of the new disciplinary power. For Foucault, disciplinary power is power over ordinary men and women, both individually and collectively. By contrast, how much do we learn about “the people” in Machiavelli’s text, and how is his vision different from Foucault’s? 2. As he argues that in the 18th and 19th centuries, Western European societies develop “disciplinary” mechanisms for the control of their populations, Foucault suggests that this new type of disciplinary power operates by continuous surveillance, normalization, and practices of examination. By contrast, Paul Preciado claims that 21st-century capitalism no longer operates by way of discipline alone, but rather on the basis of a “pharmaco-pornographic” regime of power. Drawing on the two authors, compare the key characteristics of the two technologies of power that they discuss. What are, for Preciado, some of the inherent limits of disciplinary power, and why does he claim that “pharmaco-pornographic” capitalism operates far more efficiently and seamlessly?
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more