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    Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (CD-Audio) By (author) Michel Foucault, Narrator Simon Prebble

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    DescriptionTwo hundred and fifty years ago, a man condemned of attempting to assassinate the King of France was drawn and quartered in a grisly spectacle that suggested an unmediated duel between the violence of the criminal and the violence of the state. This groundbreaking book by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul--and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity. Lucidly reasoned and deftly marshaling a vast body of research, "Discipline and Punish" is a genuinely revolutionary book, whose implications extend beyond the prison to the minute power relations of our society.

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    Discipline & Punish
    The Birth of the Prison
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel Foucault, Narrator Simon Prebble
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452665566
    ISBN 10: 1452665567

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC E4L: CRI
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP, HPCF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC classification: HM
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    Abridged Dewey: 300
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, SOC030000
    DC22: 365.643
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55270
    DC23: 365.643
    Thema V1.0: QDHR, JKVP
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    23 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Michel Foucault (1926 1984) was a French philosopher, historian, social theorist, and philologist. One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology, and literary criticism. One of "AudioFile" magazine's Golden Voices, Simon Prebble has received over twenty Earphones Awards and five Listen-Up Awards, and he has been a finalist fourteen times for an Audie Award. In 2006, "Publishers Weekly" named him Narrator of the Year, and he was named "Booklist"'s 2010 Voice of Choice."