Chemical-Control<sup>TM</sup>®: From the Cane to the Pill

Abigail Bray

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633364
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652600 | DOI:
Chemical-ControlTM®: From the Cane to the Pill

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This chapter analyses Gilles Deleuze's claim that we are entering a post-disciplinary (or hyper-Oedipal) era of control. It discusses new technologies that Deleuze described as the fantastic pharmaceutical productions which form part of the installation of societies of control and highlights the trend towards medication instead of punishment of disordered children. The chapter also describes how people identified as being at risk are pre-emptively controlled by way of modifying the body at the molecular level with pharmaceutical technologies.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; post-disciplinary era; control; pharmaceutical productions; disordered children; medication; pharmaceutical technologies

Chapter.  9414 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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