Tuesday, April 24, 2012

West Side Foucauldian Story

For years, I've used West Side Story's "Officer Krupke" to illustrate the disciplinary implications of panopticism, i.e., "power/knowledge," or, that disciplines discipline through (respective) discourses. Today, my student Walter Moran suggested to our class that the little girl in the film's opening could be drawing a Panopticon (@1:02).  Great observation!

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