Discipline.

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  • Author(s): Turner, Bryan S.
  • Source:
    Theory, Culture & Society. Mar-May2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2/3, p183-186. 4p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      carceral
      disciplinarity
      postdisciplinarity
      postmodernity
    • Abstract:
      There are broadly five interconnected meanings of the noun ‘discipline’. Disciplina were instructions to disciples, and hence a branch of instruction or department of knowledge. This religious context provided the modern educational notion of a ‘body of knowledge’, or a discipline such as sociology or economics. We can define discipline as a body of knowledge and knowledge for the body, because the training of the mind has inevitably involved a training of the body. Second, it signified a method of training or instruction in a body of knowledge. Discipline had an important military connection involving drill, practice in the use of weapons. Third, there is an ecclesiastical meaning referring to a system of rules by which order is maintained in a church. It included the use of penal methods to achieve obedience. To discipline is to chastise. Fourth, to discipline is to bring about obedience through various forms of punishment; it is a means of correction. Finally there is a rare use of the term to describe a medical regimen in which ‘doctor's orders’ brings about a discipline of the patient. In contemporary society, there is, following the work of Michel Foucault, the notion of increasing personal regulation resulting in a ‘disciplinary society’ or a society based upon carceral institutions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0263-2764
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0263276406062698
    • Accession Number:
      21546767
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TURNER, B. S. Discipline. Theory, Culture & Society, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 2/3, p. 183–186, 2006. DOI 10.1177/0263276406062698. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=21546767. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Turner BS. Discipline. Theory, Culture & Society. 2006;23(2/3):183-186. doi:10.1177/0263276406062698
    • APA:
      Turner, B. S. (2006). Discipline. Theory, Culture & Society, 23(2/3), 183–186. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276406062698
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Turner, Bryan S. 2006. “Discipline.” Theory, Culture & Society 23 (2/3): 183–86. doi:10.1177/0263276406062698.
    • Harvard:
      Turner, B. S. (2006) ‘Discipline’, Theory, Culture & Society, 23(2/3), pp. 183–186. doi: 10.1177/0263276406062698.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Turner, BS 2006, ‘Discipline’, Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 23, no. 2/3, pp. 183–186, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Turner, Bryan S. “Discipline.” Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 23, no. 2/3, Mar. 2006, pp. 183–186. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0263276406062698.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Turner, Bryan S. “Discipline.” Theory, Culture & Society 23, no. 2/3 (March 2006): 183–86. doi:10.1177/0263276406062698.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Turner BS. Discipline. Theory, Culture & Society [Internet]. 2006 Mar [cited 2020 Dec 1];23(2/3):183–6. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=21546767