The Info List - Disciplinary Institution

Disciplinary institutions (French: institution disciplinaire) is a concept proposed by Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault
in Discipline and Punish (1975). School, prison, barracks, or the hospital are examples of historical disciplinary institutions, all created in their modern form in the 19th century with the Industrial Revolution. Discipline "cannot be identified with any one institution or apparatus," Deleuze explains, "precisely because it is a type of power, a technology, that traverses every kind of apparatus or institution, linking them, prolonging them, and making them converge and function in a new way."[1] This concept may be related to the concept of "total institution" proposed by Erving Goffman
Erving Goffman
in 1961, as well as to Louis Althusser's Ideological State Apparatuses (ISA). See also[edit]


Governmentality Power Society of control


^ Deleuze (1986, 26).


Deleuze, Gilles. 1986. Foucault. Trans. Sean Hand. London: Athlone, 1988. ISBN 0-8264-5780-0. Foucault, Michel. 1975. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Penguin, 1991. ISBN 0-14-013722-X.

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Michel Foucault


Mental Illness and Psychology
Mental Illness and Psychology
(1954) Madness and Civilization (1961) The Birth of the Clinic (1963) Death and the Labyrinth (1963) The Order of Things
The Order of Things
(1966) This is Not a Pipe (1968) The Archaeology of Knowledge
The Archaeology of Knowledge
(1969) Discipline and Punish (1975) The History of Sexuality
The History of Sexuality

Essays, lectures, dialogues and anthologies

Introduction to Kant's Anthropology (1964) "What Is an Author?" (1969) Foucault's lectures at the Collège de France I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered my Mother, my Sister and my Brother (1973) Language, Counter-Memory, Practice (1977) Sexual Morality and the Law (1978) Herculine Barbin (1978) Power/Knowledge (1980) Remarks on Marx (1980) Le Désordre des familles (1982) The Foucault Reader (1984) Politics, Philosophy, Culture (1988) Foucault Live (1996) The Politics of Truth (1997) Society Must Be Defended (1997) Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth (Essential Works Volume 1) (1997) Aesthetics, Method, Epistemology (Essential Works Volume 2) (1998) Abnormal (1999) Power (Essential Works Volume 3) (2000) Fearless Speech (2001) The Hermeneutics of the Subject (2001) The Essential Foucault (2003) Psychiatric Power (2003) Security, Territory, Population (2004) The Birth of Biopolitics (2004) The Government of Self and Others (2008) The Courage of Truth (2009) Lectures on the Will to Know (2011) On the Government of the Living (2012) Subjectivity and Truth (2012) Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling (2013) On the Punitive Society (2015)


Anti-psychiatry Author function Biopolitics Biopower Carceral archipelago Cultural imperialism Disciplinary institution Discontinuity Discourse analysis Dispositif Ecogovernmentality Episteme Genealogy Governmentality Heterotopia Interdiscourse Limit-experience Panopticism Panopticon Parrhesia Power (social and political) Postsexualism Sapere aude


Cogito and the History of Madness (Derrida) Foucauldian discourse analysis Foucault (Deleuze) The Passion of Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault
(Miller) Giorgio Agamben Gary Gutting Thomas Lemke James Miller Paul Rabinow Claude Raffestin Nikolas Rose

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