In other words, rather than ending with an emphatic statement about the panoptical
power of the state, Caught points to the importance of recognizing surveillance as something whose limits are negotiable, however ensconced it may be in so many arenas of contemporary society.
surveillance is well understood now in the wake of Foucault's (1977) brilliant success.
However, rather than being a top-down form of panoptical
governance and discipline, control in these situations is devolved, shared and internalised among modalities of the policing gaze.
Fagan's text, then, widens the discussion of Anais's personal plight to that of the nation's otherness within a nineteenth century panoptical
system that strove to cast a divided Scotland as an unnatural menace plaguing an uneasy Union.
Wardlow (2006), the most recent ethnographer of the Huli, refers to Clark's paper, duly oblivious to its panoptical
claims, no doubt due to her, albeit more cautious, engagement with Foucauldian discourse.
Walked counter-discourses of this kind tend to escape a panoptical
visibility--that is the premise for their existence--but "below the threshold of where visibility begins," they inscribe distinct paths within the urban text, or, they are uttered as pedestrian speech acts of dissent within the urban discourse (De Certeau 93-98).
3) produces series of comical situations, which bring the idea, that even transparent structure of the Panopticon is able to generate comical effects (and it is an interesting alternative to the intonation of Foucauldian analysis of panoptical
structures as of metaphor of power).
Instructively, Didier Bigo has described this process as a shift in governmentality--a shift from the panoptical
to the banoptical.
Thus, the nostalgic longing for narratological (6) closure, for the end of a story, demonstrates a psychological and perhaps bodily fixity, a need for the disciplined, panoptical
structures that promote normative hierarchies.
The key findings are discussed in relation to panoptical
power exercised through the socio-cultural medium of the Islamic state.
contrast between the totalizing, panoptical
, legible gaze produced from
In the first chapter, a matchmaker tells Xianxian about Jiren's panoptical
eyes, which have witnessed her maids' scandalous play in the water, peeked into her secrets, and observed her recent illness.