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One in a number of disciplinary techniques aimed at the control and regulation of the human body and its productive capacities. Surveillance individualizes subjects through watching, normalization, and recording. It creates a corpus of knowledges based around examination situations, such as the analysts couch or the doctor's office. Surveillance may be the most prevalent form of discipline as it is used to form discourses and regulate the behavior of the sick, the insane, sexual perverts, workers, criminals, children, and others.

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Discipline Objectification