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7. Mark Poster “Foucault and Databases,” from The Mode of Information (1990).

8. The mode of information Derived from Marx’s concept of the mode of production: How commodities are produced at each time. This changes historically from one period to the next (e.g., from agriculture to industrial production).

11. “Discipline makes individuals...” ...by means of: Hierarchical observation Normalizing judgment Examination

12. ...databases are a means of surveillance ...which is a “major form of power in the mode of information” (86). The database imposes a “new language on top of those already existing [..] that uses the norm to constitute individuals and define deviants” (95).

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