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By Thomas Schulze

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Sonstiges, be aware: 1,3, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: SE - instructing American pop culture, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: within the motion picture "Caged", imprisonment is strongly characterised via corporal punishment, surveillance and (bodily) subjection. hence, this paper will speak about within which methods and to what volume the feminine prisoner's physique is subjected to disciplinary modes of motion and methods in "Caged" and the way they're relating to the workout of energy and keep watch over in the punitive equipment.

Based in this thesis, i'm going to talk about 3 major questions: How does the movie's narrative (re)produce perceptions of lady delinquency? within which methods imposes legal coercion upon and keep an eye on over the feminine physique? How, why and to what volume does the punitive gear make ‘use’ of the feminine delinquent’s physique in "Caged"?

In the 1st a part of this paper i'll discuss with narrative moments, motifs and style conventions shared by means of the women-in-prison melodramas, supply a quick precis of "Caged" and talk about the cinematic creation, illustration and copy of woman delinquency within the movie by means of mentioning 3 significant and influential readings of "Caged" in the learn discourse.

The moment bankruptcy will concentrate on Michel Foucault's idea of delinquency, as a part of his cultural-anthropological research "Discipline and Punish: The delivery of the Prison", seek advice from dressage and self-discipline as disciplinary ‘techniques’ and convey how commentary, surveillance and regulate over the feminine physique are enforce during the disciplinary gaze.

Finally, the 3rd half will take care of the best way criminal establishes a clutch at the lady physique, exhibit how the punitive gear thereby creates docile our bodies via education of habit or paintings and at last finish via discussing to which volume corporal punishment is used to accentuate prison’s claims to workout energy and keep an eye on over the feminine delinquent’s physique in "Caged".

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