Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 333 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Vintage Books ed
  • 0679752552
  • 9780679752554
  • 73,741

About Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.show more

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