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Can discipline be understood as a dead form of mediation? In social and cultural theory, the most common understanding of discipline comes from Michel Foucault's book, Discipline and Punish, in which Foucault

Foucault on discipline...

"The disciplinary man was a discontinuous producer of energy, but the man of control is undulatory, in orbit, in a continuous network. Everywhere surfing has already replaced the older sports." (Gilles Deleuze, http://www.n5m.org/n5m2/media/texts/deleuze.htm)

"The real situation is that we have no discipline in the popular camp, and so we have a great weakness." (Alain Badiou, http://info.interactivist.net/node/5400)