Saturday, 5 September
Foucault's Discipline and Punish. Anarchist Bookclub by FORGED BOOKS
The following, according to an order published at the end of the seventeenth century, were the measures to be taken when the plague appeared in a town. First, a strict spatial partitioning: the closing of the town and its outlying districts, a prohibition to leave the town on pain of death, the killing of all stray animals; the division of the town into distinct quarters, each governed by an intendant. Each street is placed under the authority of a syndic, who keeps it under surveillance; if he leaves the street, he will be condemned to death. On the appointed day, everyone is ordered to stay indoors: it is forbidden to leave on pain of death.
An online discussion of Foucault's Discipline and Punish (approx. 10 page extract) hosted by FORGED BOOKS, Manchester’s anarchist reading group.
Online conversations take place on the Jitsi platform here: https://8X8.vc/forged/books
We recommend the Chromium browser on desktop: https://download-chromium.appspot.com/
Chrome should also work. We couldn’t get Firefox to work with Jitsi.
You can also use one of Jitsi’s desktop apps here: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron/releases/tags – you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to https://8x8.vc/ and join the room /forged/books
If you’re really stuck, you could try joining the meeting room /forged/books with the desktop and mobile apps listed here: https://download.8X8.vc/
Date & Time:
- book shop/info shop/library
- reading group
- discussion group