The transition from Foucault disciplinary societies to Deleuze societies of control.

Disciplinary societies: Vast closed environments, each with their own rules. Individual ceaselessly passes through one to the other.
Prison serves as an analogical model for the closed system of disciplinary societies. These environments or enclaves are about enclosure and confinement their project is to concentrate to distribute in space or during time administer life.

Society of sovereignty: The transition after the disciplinary societies reached its peak at the beginning of the 20th century. The social organization today has ceased to be disciplinary.

Societies of control: All attempts by the government to reform the confined environments of the Disciplinary societies are in vain no matter how long is bounded spaces may linger no matter how long their death throes may be. The sites are on their way to ending. In modern life, it shifts to the societies of control.

Enclosures are molds, but controls are a modulation, they are self-deforming and constantly changing.
In the disciplinary societies, one was always starting over, while in the societies of control one is never finished with anything, there is never an end. It is like a universal system of deformation.

Types of machines are easily matched with each type of society, not that machines are determining, but because they express those social forms capable of generating them and using them.
The societies of control operate with machines of a third type, computers.

In the disciplinary societies one was always starting again (from school to the barracks, from the barracks to the factory), while in the societies of control one is never finished with anything-the corporation, the educational system, the armed services being metastable states coexisting in one and the same modulation, like a universal system of deformation

 

 

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