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pan·op·tic

(pan-op'tik),
All-revealing, denoting the effect of multiple or differential staining.
[pan- + G. optikos, relating to vision]

panoptic

[panop′tik]
Etymology: Gk, pan, all, opsis, vision
pertaining to the enhanced visual effect produced by stains applied to microscopic specimens.

panoptic

(păn-ŏp′tĭk) [″ + optikos, vision]
Making every part visible.
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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.
Panoptical 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.
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
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.
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.