Oltre il Panopticon? Foucault e la videosorveglianza
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2006 - 2
Foucault’s figure of the Panopticon has exercised a considerable influence over the surveillance
studies in the past decades. The article explores, both theoretically and empirically, the applicability of
the Foucault’s Panopticon to the practices of public video surveillance. In particular, the paper aims to
understand if the metaphor of the Panopticon is still useful to explain contemporary surveillance.