Hülür, Himmet
January 2009
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2009, Vol. 13 Issue 38, p115
Academic Journal
In each historical period, within the prevailing epistemic formation, light and language, vision and articulation are arbitrarily determined, ordered and distributed. As it is shown in this article, being a part of the political arrangement of seeing and saying in the disciplinary or carceral society, individual as body, as spirit and as action is constituted by the way of spatialization. surveillance, discipline and control. In this sense, one of vital the consequences of seeing/to be seen and saying/to be said is to be open to control. The modern regime of light and word, through individuation and subject(ificat)ion strengthens, more than anything else, discipline and obedience in a democratic and liberal society. The article focuses on Foucault's analyses of prison, hospital and asylum in order to put forth the significance of spatialization and of connections between individuation, seeing and saying, and control.


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