Discussing Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish (1975), parts 1, 2 and section 3 of part 3.
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Are we really free? Kings no longer exert absolute and arbitrary power over us, but Foucault's picture of the evolution from torture and public executions to rehabilitative, medical-style incarceration is not so much a triumph of liberty but a shift to more subtle but more pervasive exertions of power. Read more about the topic and get the book.
Featuring guest participant Katie McIntyre, doctoral candidate at Columbia.
End songs: Two short, stinky tunes from the Mark Lint album, Black Jelly Beans & Smokes, "The Zoo Song" and "Solitary Drama," both from 1991.