panopticon

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an area where everything is visible

a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station

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By looking at the technological features and social practices of information processing, this study offers the opportunity, once again, to review notions of panopticism.
57) It is a small step from this situation to everyone being afraid that they, too, were under suspicion as a potential informant--which Maria Los theorizes as "enhanced panopticism.
Despite being subject to panopticism, contradictorily 'People in care are always disappearing.
In this way, by awakening in individuals a feeling of behaviours constant inspection and observation, the panopticism model vertiginously approaches, from the divine ubiquity (3), manufacturing the "homogeneous effects of power".
Here, and in other sequences, Train is a spectral presence that has the powers of ubiquity (being everywhere), panopticism (seeing all), omniscience (knowing all), and omnipotence (being all-powerful) (Chion, Glossary 48).
Indeed, Giselle's post-treatment experience of disciplinary panopticism is more confining once she has been marked as anorexic.
In the absence of social evaluators of bodily discipline, another mechanism of panopticism was employed--the sun.
Consider Foucault's (1977) commentary on Bentham's Panopticism.
See the analysis by Cristina Della Coletta (2006: especially 55-60) of Torino 1880, where the notion of panopticism is investigated as a means to interpret this work.
Panopticism is the general principle of a new 'political anatomy' whose object and end are .
the firmer grip of self-effacing panopticism is suggestive of greater
If classical discipline functioned through the effects of panopticism upon the individual, disciplinary biopolitics entailed the strategic deployment of ubiquitous surveillance guided by statistics.
With the individual in a "social panopticism, [the] function is precisely that of transforming people's lives into productive force.
In particular, Bunzl (2004) argues that the "epistemological panopticism of classical ethnography" arose not with Boas but with his student Branislaw Malinowski, whose "heroized journey into Otherness" was the seed that "engendered and cemented .