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L1&2: Intro to Totalitarianism. Homework Read Nineteen Eighty Four and generate a list of characteristics of totalitarian regimes. Due: L2 Tuesday/Wed Excerpt from The Russian Revolution Due L3: Thursday Writing Goals Due: L3 Thursday. Agenda Objective : To understand…

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l1 2 intro to totalitarianism
L1&2: Intro to Totalitarianism
  • Homework
  • Read Nineteen Eighty Four and generate a list of characteristics of totalitarian regimes. Due: L2 Tuesday/Wed
  • Excerpt from The Russian Revolution Due L3: Thursday
  • Writing Goals Due: L3 Thursday
  • Agenda
  • Objective:
  • To understand…
  • The theory of panopticism
  • How totalitarian regimes rely on panopticism as a means of control
  • Schedule:
  • Unit Schedule and Assignment
  • Video and Discussion
  • Foucault
  • Discussion of Totalitarianism
new unit
New Unit!
  • Unit Schedule & Assignments
story time with dr cacace
Story Time With Dr. Cacace!
  • Let’s Read the Elf on the Shelf
  • Gather ‘round children…
the elf on the shelf and panopticism
The Elf on the Shelf and Panopticism
  • The type of control exhibited by The Elf on the Shelf is called panopticism.
  • Panopticism is the defining feature of the types of governments will be studying in our next unit: totalitarianism.
panopticon
Panopticon
  • How does the Panopticon work to ensure that prisoners “behave”?
panopitcism
Panopitcism
  • Theory of discipline and power developed by French sociologist Michel Foucault in 1975.
  • Argues that the type of control used in the panopticon, has been used by other institutions that need to keep a “population” under observation: schools, mental hospitals, factories, etc.
  • Foucault reading…
    • Working with your group you will read an excerpt from Foucault’s Discipline & Punish.
    • Based on your reading, generate a list of the characteristics of panopticism.
panopticism
Panopticism
  • What are the elements of panopticism?
panopticism example
Panopticism: Example
  • Foucault argued that the type of control used in the Panopticon has also been used to control other populations in other institutions, for example schools.
  • How do schools

rely on panopticism

to ensure control

and compliance?

totalitarianism
Totalitarianism
  • Following World War One, the world saw the rise of totalitarian governments in a variety of nations including: The Soviet Union, China, Italy, and Germany.
  • Totalitarianism:
    • Political System, compatible with a variety of ideologies (communism, fascism, Nazism), in which which the government recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life.
    • Totalitarian governments stay in power through the use of a mode of control called panopticism.
totalitarianism1
Totalitarianism
  • If the defining feature of totalitarian governments is that they stay in power through the use of panopticism, how do you imagine totalitarian governments? What is life like in these regimes?
1984 and totalitarianism
1984 and Totalitarianism
  • Based on your reading of 1984 what are some characteristics of totalitarian regimes?