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Foucault Spectacle Essay

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What is the role of the spectacle in the exercise of sovereign power in Foucault’s Discipline and Punish? Response to this question

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Philosophy Michel Foucault Humanities Political philosophy Discipline and Punish Biopolitics Political science Criminal law The History of Sexuality Torture Spectacle Paul Rabinow
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Philosophy Michel Foucault Humanities Political philosophy Discipline and Punish Biopolitics Political science Criminal law The History of Sexuality Torture Spectacle Paul Rabinow
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It is a ceremony by which power is manifested; a ritual of juslce but also a polilcal ritual that emphasises the power of the sovereign. The first part of my essay will be concerned with the funclon of the spectacle in the exercise of sovereign power. Then, I will argue that there is a disparity between the theory and praclce of the spectacle. Due to this problem the power of the spectators is emphasised, and it is the spectators who in the end permit or prohibit the torture and execulon of the criminals. Lastly, as a response to the spectacle, I will ...
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