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Living in the ‘empire of the gaze’: time, enclosure and surveillance in a theological college

Welland, Trevor (2001) Living in the ‘empire of the gaze’: time, enclosure and surveillance in a theological college. The Sociological Review, 49 (1). pp. 117-135. (doi:10.1111/1467-954X.00247) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45759)

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Abstract

Interest in ‘the body’ as a focus of sociological research and theory has, in part, drawn on Foucault’s concept of ‘biopower’ in order to investigate and interpret the often complex intersections of control and resistance. This type of analysis has significance for occupational socialization research that explores and interrogates the institutional settings and processes of professional preparation. In this paper, aspects of Foucault’s analytic frame will be used to describe and interpret how full-time, residential training for ordained ministry functions to inscribe and regulate the ‘docile bodies’ of the trainees. It further explores the means by which students conform to and contest this ‘curriculum of the body’.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1467-954X.00247
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 10:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45759 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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