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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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301192830
About Charlie Canning

Charlie Canning taught English for ten years at three universities in Japan before receiving a PhD in creative writing from the University of Adelaide in 2012. He has published a novel set on a Buddhist pilgrimage in Japan called "The 89TH Temple" (2012) and has recently published a second -- this one set in the Philippines -- called "The Sign of Jonah".

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