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    DescriptionMarking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book takes as its starting point the notion of "biopower," studying the foundations of this new technology of power over populations. Distinct from punitive disciplinary systems, the mechanisms of power are here finely entwined with the technologies of security. In this volume, though, Foucault begins to turn his attention to the history of "governmentality," from the first centuries of the Christian era to the emergence of the modern nation state--shifting the center of gravity of the lectures from the question of biopower to that of government. In light of Foucault's later work, these lectures illustrate a radical turning point at which the transition to the problematic of the "government of self and others" would begin.


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    Title
    Security, Territory, Population
    Subtitle
    Lectures at the College de France 1977-1978
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel Foucault, Edited by Michel Senellart, Edited by Francois Ewald, Edited by Alessandro Fontana, Edited by Arnold I Davidson, Translated by Graham Burchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 417
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312203603
    ISBN 10: 0312203608
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    DC21: 320.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    B&T Approval Code: A40200000
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC22: 320.1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: A31342800, A40203000
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    03 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Foucault, acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.
    Review quote
    "Foucault must be reckoned with by humanists, social scientists, and political activists." --"The New York Times Book Review"" Foucault has an alert and sensitive mind that can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions.... [He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture." --"The New York Review of Books"" Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are. . . . [He carries] out, in the noblest way, the promiscuous aim of true culture." --"The Nation"