That's Entertainment: The Observation Principle from Bentham to Foucault (Oceania)

In this essay, I begin with Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon and the observation principle as a method of control. I then discuss George Orwell's 1984 and Michel Foucault’s development of this idea as a means of control and a form of entertainment. Finally, I take up ways in which the individual - and not the state - has become the unwitting purveyor of suffering as entertainment for a mass audience. More
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Words: 4,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301192830
About Charlie Canning

Charlie Canning taught English for ten years at three universities in Japan before enrolling in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Adelaide. He has published a novel on Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage of 88 Temples (The 89TH Temple, Outskirts Press, 2012) and is currently at work on a second novel called The Sign of Jonah set in the Philippines.

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