"Unlike the soul represented by Christian theology," writes Foucault, the
modern individual "is not born in sin and subject to punishment, but is born
rather out of methods of... constraint" (29)... society exercise[s] "a power of
normalization" (308)... As a power of normalization, exclusion reigns through
all those institutions that we may associate with inclusionary civilization...
they all shape "normal" citizens with "normal" knowledge, values, and practices,
and thereby either assimilate or eject the "ab-normal" other. The modern
self, claims Foucault..., is indirectly constituted through the exclusion of the
other (Foucault 1988b, 146).