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Foucault, Michel 1926-1984

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Works: 2,892 works in 9,106 publications in 11 languages and 231,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Collaborator, Performer, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Honoree, Correspondent, Director, Commentator
Classifications: B2430.F724, 194
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Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault ( Book )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, the author 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
The history of sexuality by Michel Foucault ( Book )
126 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michel Foucault's 'The History of Sexuality' pioneered queer theory. In it he builds an argument grounded in a historical analysis of the word "sexuality" against the common thesis that sexuality always has been repressed in Western society. Quite the contrary: since the 17th century, there has been a fixation with sexuality creating a discourse around sexuality. It is this discourse that has created sexual minorities. In 'The History of Sexuality', Foucault attempts to disprove the thesis that Western society has seen a repression of sexuality since the 17th century and that sexuality has been unmentionable, something impossible to speak about. In the 70s, when the book was written, the sexual revolution was a fact. The ideas of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, saying that to conserve your mental health you needed to liberate your sexual energy, were popular. The past was seen as a dark age where sexuality had been something forbidden
Madness and civilization; a history of insanity in the age of reason by Michel Foucault ( Book )
102 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the literary, philosophical, and moral themes of madness as well as its social and theological impact in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries
The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences by Michel Foucault ( Book )
119 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When one defines 'order' as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear what Foucault is doing here. He weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology
The archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault ( Book )
100 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge'are these facts of life or simply parts of speech' In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A summing up of Foucault's own methadological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutey indispensable guide to one of hte most innovative thinkers of our time
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault ( Book )
76 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. By analysing the methods of observation that underpinned the origins of modern medical techniques, Foucault is able to identify 'that opening up of the concrete individual, for the first time in Western history, to the language of rationality, that major event in the relationship of man to himself and of language to things'. The scope of such an undertaking is vast, but it is Foucault's skill that, by means of his uniquely engaging narrative style, his penetrating gaze is able to confront our own. After reading his words our perceptions are never quite the same again."--BOOK JACKET
The Foucault reader by Michel Foucault ( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Foucault's writing has shaped the teaching of half a dozen disciplines, ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. But none of his books offers a satisfactory introduction to the entire complex body of his work. The Foucault Reader precisely serves that purpose. It contains selections from each area of Foucault's thought, a wealth of previously unpublished writings, and an interview with Foucault during which he discusses his philosophy with unprecedented candor
Power/knowledge : selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault ( Book )
56 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random046/79003308.html
Death and the labyrinth the world of Raymond Roussel by Michel Foucault ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Death and the Labyrinth in unique, being Foucault's only work on literature. For Foucault this was "by far the book I wrote most easily and with the greatest pleasure". Here, Foucault explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide and Giacometti." "This revised edition includes an Introduction, Chronology and Bibliography to Foucault's work by James Faubion, an interview with Foucault, conducted only nine months before his death, and concludes with an essay on Roussel by the poet John Ashbery."--BOOK JACKET
History of madness by Michel Foucault ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucaultʼs first major work, written in a dazzling and sometimes enigmatic literary style. It also introduces many of the inspiring and radical themes that he was to write about throughout his life, above all the nature of power and social exclusion. History of Madness begins in the Middle Ages with vivid descriptions of the exclusion and confinement of lepers. Why Foucault asks, when the leper houses were emptied at the end of the Middle Ages, were they turned into places of confinement for the mad? Why, within the space of several months in 1656, was one out of every hundred people in Paris confined? Foucaultʼs bold and controversial answer is that throughout modern history, madness has meant isolation, repression and exclusion. Even the Enlightenment, which attempted to educate and include the mad, ended up imprisoning them in a moral world. As Foucault famously declared to a reporter from Le Monde in 1961, ʺMadness exists only in society. It does not exist outside the forms of sensibility that isolate it, and the form of repulsion that expel it or capture it.ʺ Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hopital General in Paris and the work of philanthropists and early psychiatrists such as Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout not only on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative forces that madness represents, drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges up to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them. Also includes information on alienation, animal spirits, asylums, Hieronymus Bosch, brain, burning at the stake, Christ and symbolism, classical age, confinement, convulsions, crime, delirium, dementia, dreams, alienation and exclusion, fear, God, hallucinations, hospitals, houses of confinement, houses of correction, hysteria, the insane, lunatics, mania, melancholy, mind, morality, positivism, prisons, poverty, punishment, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, sin, soul, suicide, symbolism, treatments, vapours, venereal disease, water, wisdom, witchcraft, women, work, workhouses, etc
Language, counter-memory, practice : selected essays and interviews by Michel Foucault ( Book )
31 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because of their range, brilliance, and singularity, the ideas of the philosopher-critic-historian Michel Foucault have gained extraordinary currency throughout the Western intellectual community. This book offers a selection of seven of Foucault's most important published essays, translated from the French, with an introductory essay and notes by Donald F. Bouchard
Technologies of the self : a seminar with Michel Foucault by Michel Foucault ( Book )
15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les mots et les choses; une archéologie des sciences humaines by Michel Foucault ( Book )
124 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archéologie des 16e et 17e siècles
This is not a pipe by Michel Foucault ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the author's classic essay on the complex relationship between language and image in René Magritte's iconic painting. What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? The painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe, which was Magritte's point. By exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visual critique of language, he finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction. The author's essay offers a view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked
Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique by Michel Foucault ( Book )
148 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveiller et punir : naissance de la prison by Michel Foucault ( Book )
107 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984 by Michel Foucault ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foucault : a critical reader by Gilles Deleuze ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Foucault's intellectual journeys carried him across many different disciplines and often into uncharted lands. His astonishing discoveries and claims have been received with both unbridled enthusiasm and vehement dissent. This collection of essays is the first to bring together major criticisms of Foucault by other writers with their own visions. From the perspective of philosophy, the history of science, intellectual history, sociology, political science, and literary criticism, the distinguished contributors to this book discuss forthrightly and fairly the difficulties and dangers of Foucault's explorations. Whether they attack or defend him, his texts are closely examined and carefully interpreted
Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics by Hubert L Dreyfus ( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, which Foucault himself has judged accurate, is the first to provide a sustained, coherent analysis of Foucault's work as a whole. To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method -- "interpretative analytics" -- capable of explaining both the logic of structuralism's claim to be an objective science and the apparent validity of the hermeneutical counterclaim that the human sciences can proceed only by understanding the deepest meaning of the subject and his tradition. -- from http://www.barnesandnoble.com (August 19, 2011)
I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother ... : a case of parricide in the 19th century by Michel Foucault ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Faucault, Michel, 1926-1984
Foucault, M., 1926-1984
Foucault, M. M. 1926-1984
Foucault, M. (Michel), 1926-1984
Foucault, Michael
Foucault, Michael, 1926-1984
Foucault, Michel
Foucault, Michèle, 1926-1984
Foucault, Paul Michel.
Fuke
Fuke, 1926-1984
Fuko, Mišel
Fuko, Mišelʹ 1926-1984
Fuko, Mišels, 1926-1984
Fuḳo, Mishel
Fuḳo, Mishel, 1926-1984
Fūkū, Mīshāll, 1926-1984
Fūkū, Mīshīll, 1926-1984
Fūkū, Mīšil 1926-1984
Fūkūh, Mīshīl
Fūkūh, Mīshīl, 1926-1984
Michel Foucault
Phoukō, Misel
Phoukō, Misel, 1926-1984
Pʻukʻo
Pʿukʿo 1926-1984
Pʻukʻo, Misyel
Pʿukʿo, Misyel 1926-1984
Фуко, Мишель, 1926-1984
フーコー, M
フーコー, ミシェル
フーコー, ミッシェル
福柯
福柯, 1926-1984
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French (375)
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