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panopticon

A building (often a jail) planned with corridors which radiate from a single, central point. A person located at the central point can observe each of the converging halls.
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With the few watching the many as is the case with panopticism, Zygmunt Bauman considers how globalisation entices the many to watch the few: 'The Panopticon forced people into the position where they could be watched.
On the other hand, a psycho-analytic and archetypal elucidation of Benthamian obsessional panopticism would be a constructive undertaking.
Panopticism is considered by Haggerty and Ericson (24) too monolithic in its approach, as it disregards the developments with a social and a technological nature that have changed the surveillance landscape considerably.
12) He writes that the 'cinematic imaginary regularly bestows on the acousmetre the powers of ubiquity (being everywhere); panopticism (seeing all); omniscience (knowing all); and omnipotence (being all-powerful).
Allen Feldman writes on the political violence in Northern Ireland and, drawing from Foucault's writings on panopticism, states, "Visual surveillance authorizes other forms of bodily invasion.
The desires, and thus the agency of Bigger and Damon are limited by a gaze that keeps them subjectified; the panopticism of the dominant culture situates them as objects, not agents; observed, not observers; passive, not active.
In doing so, she draws on Foucault's work on governmentality and panopticism.
Unlike the permanent and continuous surveillance of all offered by Foucault's panopticism, however, the 'banopticon' offers select surveillance according to society's needs.
Now, I emphatically reject the conspiratorial view of history that assigns the punitive turn to a deliberate "plan" pursued by omniscient rulers, or derives it from the systemic necessities of some grand structure, whether it be capitalism, racism, or panopticism.
ritual of confession as instrumental to Cold War panopticism.
Foucault's work on Panopticism is also pertinent here.