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    DescriptionBased on Michel Foucault's 1978 and 1979 lectures at the Collè ge de France on governmental rationalities and his 1977 interview regarding his work on imprisonment, this volume is the long-awaited sequel to "Power/Knowledge." In these lectures, Foucault examines the art or activity of government both in its present form and within a historical perspective as well as the different ways governmentality has been made thinkable and practicable. Foucault's thoughts on political discourse and governmentality are supplemented by the essays of internationally renowned scholars. United by the common influence of Foucault's approach, they explore the many modern manifestations of government: the reason of state, police, liberalism, security, social economy, insurance, solidarity, welfare, risk management, and more. The central theme is that the object and the activity of government are not instinctive and natural things, but things that have been invented and learned. "The Foucault Effect" analyzes the thought behind practices of government and argues that criticism represents a true force for change in attitudes and actions, and that extending the limits of some practices allows the invention of others. This unique and extraordinarily useful collection of articles and primary materials will open the way for a whole new set of discussions of the work of Michel Foucault as well as the status of liberalism, social policy, and insurance. Graham Burchell a contributor to "Radical Philosophy" and "Ideology and Consciousness, " is a free-lance researcher and translator. Colin Gordon, a former research assistant to Michel Foucault at the Collè ge de France, is the editor andtranslator of Foucault's "Power/Knowledge" and translator of "The Philosophical Imaginary" by Michelle LeDoeuff. Peter Miller is senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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    Title
    The Foucault Effect
    Subtitle
    Studies in Governmentality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Burchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 318
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226080451
    ISBN 10: 0226080455
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
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    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC22: 320/.01/1, 320.011
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25290
    DC21: 320.011
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A40203000
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    LC classification: JC131 .F63 1991
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    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
    Thema V1.0: JP, QD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    01 August 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Graham Burchell, a contributor to "Radical Philosophy" and" Ideology and Consciousness," is a freelance researcher and translator. Colin Gordon, a former research assistant to Michel Foucault at the College de France, is the editor and translator of Foucault's "Power/Knowledge" and translator of "The Philosophical Imaginary" by Michelle LeDoeuff. Peter Miller serves as convener of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.