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    DescriptionFocault interprets his writings about sexuality, politics and punishment stressing the contribution of each to the portrait of society he is compiling.


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    Title
    Power/Knowledge
    Subtitle
    Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel Foucault
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 334 g
    Language
    English
    French
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780394739540
    ISBN 10: 039473954X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC subject category V2: YNM
    BIC E4L: PEO
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    DC21: 303.33
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22860
    DC22: 303.33
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, SOC002010
    DC22: 303.3/3
    LC classification: HM291.F59, HM291 .F59
    Edition statement
    American.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    12 August 1988
    Publication City/Country
    New York
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    Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them. Now, in this superb set of essays and interviews, Foucault has provided a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enabled Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent -- and terrifying -- portrait of society that he was patiently compiling. For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power "reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives" Foucault's investigations of prisons, schools, barracks, hospitals, factories, cities, lodgings, families, and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time -- and, as this book proves, one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds.