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The Panopticon

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bentham's proposals for penal reform were published in Panopticon; or, The Inspection House (written in 1786) and its two Postscripts (1790, 1791). Focusing on these works, and diverging from ... More


Audibility Is a Trap: Aural Panopticon in The Lives of Others (2006)

Christiane Lenk

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Das Leben der Anderen shows surveillance by the Stasi as an integral part of the East German past. Yet surveillance is not solely achieved through sight, but more ... More


Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Kathleen Blake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers a fresh look at the often‐censured but imperfectly understood traditions of Utilitarianism and political economy in their bearing for Victorian literature and culture. It treats ... More


Pleasures of Benthamism—Utility, or, ‘People mutht be amuthed’: Bentham and

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter treats the fundamental pleasure principle of Bentham's utility, which is Smith's value‐in‐use. It covers a range of Bentham's writings including Principles of Morals and Legislation, ... More


The Panopticon Bill of 1794

Janet Semple

in Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273875
eISBN:
9780191684074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273875.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the issues related to the Panopticon Bill of 1794. Jeremy Bentham spent five months—from October 1793 to February 1794—drafting the Panopticon Bill. There were three possible ... More


Basic English

James McElvenny

in Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores C. K. Ogden’s project Basic English against the background of the contemporary international language movement. An exposition of the international language movement, its ... More


The Panopticon of Bay Ridge: Young Women as Community Leaders

Emily Regan Wills

in Arab New York: Politics and Community in the Everyday Lives of Arab Americans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479897650
eISBN:
9781479881369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897650.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores young women’s experience of leadership in both community organizations and social movement activity. Using the Foucauldian concept of the panopticon, it demonstrates how both ... More


Spectators, Dispositifs, and the Cinematic Body

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raymond Bellour explains why he returned to a preoccupation with cinema in general, and the spectator in particular, and how he came to write Le Corps du cinéma, emphasizing his interest in the ... More


So What’s New? Classifying Surveillance Means for Change and Continuity

Gary T. Marx

in Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The chapter begins with a brief history of surveillance starting in the 15th century and the emergence of a “policed society” based on systematically gathering and analyzing personal information. In ... More


Surveillance Studies and Utopian Texts

Peter Marks

in Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400190
eISBN:
9781474412339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys the history of the emerging academic subfield of surveillance studies, noting key developments in surveillance theory that start with the invocation of Nineteen Eighty-Four and ... More


Orientalism in the Machine

Josef Teboho Ansorge

in Orientalism and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327782
eISBN:
9780199388080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327782.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter is focused on the intersection of technology, warfare, and visuality. It explores the relationship of orientalism to information technology in the context of “small war”. Said’s ... More


Life at the Top: Engineering Participation

Taina Bucher

in If...Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190493028
eISBN:
9780190493066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190493028.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Algorithms play a fundamental role in governing the conditions of the intelligible and the sensible online. If users provide the data, the techniques, and procedures to make sense of it, to navigate, ... More


Jeremy Bentham: Enlightenment Politics

Gary Browning

in A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199682287
eISBN:
9780191833311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Getting to grips with Bentham’s thought is shown to be tricky in that the majority of his writings were not published in his lifetime. Interpretation is involved in the very selection of texts of ... More


Introduction

Joseph Drury

in Novel Machines: Technology and Narrative Form in Enlightenment Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198792383
eISBN:
9780191834394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792383.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

New Historicist critics typically approached the novel as if it were a ‘technology of power’ whose main effect was to discipline readers. Recent scholarship, by contrast, has provided a richer ... More


Visibility, Visuality, and Mass (Self)Surveillance

William A. Callahan

in Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190071738
eISBN:
9780190071776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071738.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 11 addresses a crossover domain in which images and artifacts co-exist in surveillance. It turns the question of visibility around: not just what we see, but how we are seen, including how we ... More


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