November 4, 2010

"compulsory visibility"

The anti-veiling laws and sentiments in Europe interest me. They came to mind when I read this:

"Disciplinary power [...] is exercised through its invisibility; at the same time it imposes on those whom it subjects a principle of compulsory visibility."

-Foucault, from Discipline and Punish

1 comment:

  1. i'm loving these tidbit entries. this one, especially!


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