Monday 27 December 2004, by Foucault Michel
In this book Michel Foucault proposes his now well known analysis of the Panopticon that inspires most of the literature on the so-called surveillance society. At the very core of the analysis Michel Foucault proposes lies the relational characteristic of power which opens up the possibility to consider both power and its co-constitutive form of resistance. Michel Foucault incite contemporary theorists to take the power/knowledge nexus into account in their analyses. This perspective is particularly relevant when analysing the constitution of the huge data-bases that are said to be necessary to the fight against terrorism
Foucault Michel, Surveiller et punir, Paris, Gallimard, 1975.