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Panopticon: The Inspection House

This book is about Jeremy Bentham
"Panopticon: The Inspection House" delves into the revolutionary ideas of Jeremy Bentham, first published in 1791, which remain profoundly relevant in today's discussions on criminal and racial justice. This thought-provoking book explores the concept of the panopticon, an institutional building designed to allow a watchman to observe all inmates without their knowing. Bentham's architectural innovation is a metaphor for modern surveillance and control mechanisms in various societal institutions. Ideal for adult education groups, this book not only traces the historical roots of surveillance but also stimulates a critical discussion on how these principles apply to contemporary issues of criminal justice reform and racial equality. As readers uncover the layers of Bentham's philosophy, they are invited to reflect on the balance between security and freedom, and the implications of living in a society where one is constantly observed. Released on October 8, 2017, "Panopticon: The Inspection House" challenges us to question how visibility and scrutiny shape behavior and societal structures today.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on October 8, 2017
60 pages
ISBN: 9781978103917
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