Phases Of Discipline In The 17th And 18th Century

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He examines this through different phases of discipline. The first phase of discipline is placed in the 17th and 18th century, where public corporal practices were used for punishment. This included torture, public hangings and body disfiguration. All of these methods were executed by the orders of the king or a monarch, a centralized, visible power. A defining occurrence of this time was the plague, it provided order for society, and the sick are separated from the healthy. This discipline of separation through institutions provides mechanisms of power to start to manifest, “power opposed it’s perpetual death (page #)”, these manifestations through structures were built in the fear of death by the plague. With these graphic and public displays
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