But the badge is a really good illustration of Foucault's idea of docile bodies. Gather round folks.
(If you do read it, content note for the first few pages: graphic description of torture.)
1. They didn't deal with *all* bodies; they acted on *individual* bodies.
2. They focused not on the outcome but on the *process* of discipline.
3. Coercion, surveillance etc. were constant, uninterrupted.
(E.g. McNay, L. (2013). Foucault and feminism: Power, gender and the self. John Wiley & Sons.)
(E.g. Bordo, S. (2004). Unbearable weight: Feminism, Western culture, and the body. Univ of California Press.)