chapter  5
Subjectivation in the Twenty-First Century: The U.S. Military
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Before the lectures of interest to us here in this book, the philosopher Michel Foucault had written significant monographs studying practices that culminated in the creation of institutions that exerted great control over a portion of the population-institutions such as the prison and madhouse. One institution he did not examine with the same level of scrutiny is the military, despite the fact that by necessity any military exerts considerable control over its population.