Michel Foucault

Crampton J.W. and Eldon S. (eds) (2007) Space, Knowledge and Power. England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Available at: http://www.univpgri-palembang.ac.id/perpus-fkip/Perpustakaan/Filsafat/Postmodernisme/Foucault%20and%20geography.pdf#page=186 (accessed 18/1/16)

“Once knowledge can be analyzed in terms of region, domain, implantation, displacement, transposition, one is able to capture the process by which knowledge functions as a form of power and disseminates the effects of power.” Michel Foucault page 117

Murukami Wood D. (2007) ‘Beyond the Panopticon? Foucault and Surveillance Studies’ in Crampton J.W. and Eldon S. (eds) (2007) Space, Knowledge and Power. England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Available at: http://www.univpgri-palembang.ac.id/perpus-fkip/Perpustakaan/Filsafat/Postmodernisme/Foucault%20and%20geography.pdf#page=186 (accessed 18/1/16)

  • “Crucial here is not just the body itself, but the spatial and temporal distribution and regulation of the body: time was divided into smaller units to allow for total control of activity, likewise space was constructed so as to enclose but also to partition. Bringing these concepts together is the idea of productive ordering: the classification and arrangement of all kinds of properties and entities into ‘tableaux vivants’, to maximize their usefulness (148). Things had to be intelligible to be manageable, and manageable to be productive. ” pg 247
  • “Plague represents those things the ordering gaze seeks to overcome: abnormality, disorder, chaos, license…” pg 248 – ordering gaze – interesting
  • “It is ‘light’ power as opposed to the ‘heavy’ power of the monarch’s dungeon, because the prisoner, by watching himself, ‘becomes the principle of his own subjection’ ” pg 248 – we can see ‘heavy power’ in the aerial images of Ursula Biemann’s work though the shadow of the plane – the plane is a visible sign of surveillance in an area, the desert, that has no means of exerting a self-regulating power – such as cctv.

 

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