Foucault Disciplinary Power

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Disciplinary power is, according to Foucault, one of the primary means by which the modern social cohesion is maintained and operates through producing “individuality” (tailoring to individuals in isolation of the collective population). It produces “trained bodies”, by ‘increasing’ the forces of the body (in terms of economic utility) and “diminishing” these same forces (in political terms to obedience). Through disciplinary power, a set of new technologies emerged for the indirect control of bodies, and is reinforced through continuous surveillance or observation of all individuals, at all times by leading them to the self structuring through socially normalized standards of the “right” behaviors. Disciplinary power is exercised by those
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