Corporal punishment used
to be carried out in a businesslike fashion.
From the stake to the scaffold, from the pillory to the gibbet,
physical suffering was produced with elaborate
theatricality as an example to all.
Care was taken that no one should be
unaware of it.
The King, as the Father of the country acted in the
stead of God.
God, synonymous with Nature, is invariable and absolute.
Public theatricality came to a end in the second half of the 18th
The monotonous tumbling of locks and the shadow of the cell
block have replaced the grand ceremonial of flesh and
The condemned are concealed rather than being placed on
We no longer want to cause the criminal pain;
we want to reeducate him;
we want to
reorient his "spirit."
The change took place throughout Western
civilization in less than a century.
The Middle Ages had prisons and
jails but was unfamiliar with a rigid system of regimented, fastidious
detention that developed between 1780 and 1820 as Europe and the New World
became covered with penitentiaries.
The shock of corporal punishment and
the silence of reclusion are not isolated and opposed phenomena; nor are their
differences only on the surface.
This is a scaling transistion from one
method of social control to another.
Rather than conceptualizing defying
the authority of the King as defying God, defiance of the authority
previously transferred collectively to the
people is seen as a breach of the social contract between culture
People, no longer punished for apostasy, are instead
islolates them and 'reforms' them by carefully regulating every action.
Control through isolation requires rigorous regulation of space as
security, rigid regulation of the use of time and regulation of physical
"What is so astonishing," Foucault
asks, "about the fact that our prisons resemble our
military bases, and
hospitals - all of which
in turn resemble prisons?"
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