Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Penguin Modern Classics)
Michel Foucault (Author)
'Imaginative, illuminating and innovative' The New York Times Book Review The grisly spectacle of public executions and torture of centuries ago has been replaced by the penal system in western society - but has anything really changed? In his revolutionary work on control and power relations in our public institutions, Michel Foucault argues that the development of prisons, police organizations and legal hierarchies has merely changed the focus of domination from our bodies to our souls. Even schools, factories, barracks and hospitals, in which an individual's time is controlled hour by hour, are part of a disciplinary society. 'Foucault's genius is called forth into the eloquent clarity of his passions ... his best book' Washington Post
About the Author
Michel Foucalt (1926-1984) was one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in postwar France. Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.
- Contributor: Michel Foucault
- Imprint: Penguin Classics
- ISBN13: 9780241386019
- Number of Pages: 352
- Packaged Dimensions: 129x198x20mm
- Packaged Weight: 270
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Release Date: 2020-04-09
- Series: Penguin Modern Classics
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Michel Foucalt (1926-1984) was one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in postwar France. Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.
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