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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison Paperback - 1991

by Michel 1926-1984 Foucault


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In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. The economic changes and growing popular dissent of the 18th century made necessary a more systematic control over the individual members of society, and this in effect meant a change from punishment, which chastised the body, to reform, which touched the soul.

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On 2 March 1757 Damiens the regicide condemmed 'to make the amende honorable before the main door of the Church of Paris', where he was to be 'taken and conveyed in a cart, wearing nothing but a a shirt, holding a torch of burning wax weighing two pounds'; then, 'in the said cart, to the place de Greve, where, on a scaffold that will be erected there, the flesh will be torn from his breasts, arms, thighs and calves with red-hot pincers, his right hand, holding the knife with which he committed the said parricide, burnt with sulphur, and,on those places where the flesh will be torn away, poured molten lead, boiling oil, burning resin, wax and sulphur melted together and then his body drawn and quartered by four horses and his limbs and body consumed by fire, reduced to ashes and his ashes thrown to the winds' (Pieces originales . . ., 372-4).

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  • Title Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
  • Author Michel 1926-1984 Foucault
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 333
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Group(CA), London
  • Date April 25, 1991
  • ISBN 9780140137224 / 014013722X
  • Dewey Decimal Code 365.643
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