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Sheridan, Alan

Works: 79 works in 291 publications in 2 languages and 5,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Catalogs  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Translator, tra
Classifications: HV8666, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Sheridan
Michel Foucault the will to truth by Alan Sheridan( )
52 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first full-length study of Foucault in any language. It covers the whole of his work to date, including material unavailable in English, and provides invaluable information on recent French intellectual history. Foucault emerges as an essential thinker for our time: his political anatomy implies a radical critique not only of established intellectual positions and social institutions, but also of most of the alternatives offered by the opposition
The archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge- are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of astonishing brilliance, historian Michael 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. Summing up of Foucault's own methodological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutely indispensable guide to one of the most innovative thinkers of our time
Indian art by Marguerite-Marie Deneck( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault( Book )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible. In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche charts this dramatic transformation of medical knowledge. As in his classic Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault shows how much what we think of as pure science owes to social and cultural attitudes - in this case, to the climate of the French Revolution. Brilliant, provocative, and omnivorously learned, his book sheds new light on the origins of our current notions of health and sickness, life and death."--
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the early 19th century, European ideas of crime and punishment tended to involve very public displays of the power of the monarch and the power of the state against the offending individual. Nowhere was this tendency more evident than in the spectacle of public executions. Those convicted of murder, piracy, counterfeiting, or other notable capital crimes would be taken to a public place for hanging or decapitation, and certain kinds of crimes warranted particularly gruesome punishments. In Discipline and Punish, social theorist Michel Foucault directly confronts and challenges a number of existing ideas surrounding the prison reforms of the late 1700s and early 1800s, and even into the twentieth century. By looking at the evolution of justice systems (focusing primarily on France), he suggests that the shift away from public executions and towards the idea of incarceration and reform within prison walls was a means of reframing the image of the power of society over the individual. Public executions often had the effect of making a criminal into a public martyr, and the ballads and broadsides printed for the common people did less to condemn the crime and more to glorify the criminal. By shifting the focus of justice into the prison and out of the public eye, authorities would have more direct control over the lives of those who had violated the norms of society
Politics, philosophy, culture : interviews and other writings, 1977-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The late Michael Foucault left behind an impressive collection of interviews that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of his concerns and offer a unique opportunity to come to terms with the entire body of his work
Sexuality in Islam by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arguing that Islam is a lyrical view of life in which sexuality enjoys a privileged status, this work represents an attempt to integrate the religious and the sexual
Écrits : a selection by Jacques Lacan( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genius and leader of a psychoanalytic movement that in the 1950s and 1960s provided a focal point for the French intelligentsia, Jacques Lacan attracted a cult following. Écrits includes many of his most important essays
Time and place by Alan Sheridan( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political anthropology by Georges Balandier( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines ideas and writings of scholars in this comparatively new area of anthropology, defined as the study of societies from a political point of view
The urban question : a Marxist approach by Manuel Castells( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The four fundamental concepts of psycho-analysis by Jacques Lacan( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is based on a year's seminar in which Dr. Lacan addressed a larger, less specialized audience than ever before, among whom he could not assume familiarity with his work. For his listeners then, and for his readers now, he wanted to "introduce a certain coherence into the major concepts on which psycho-analysis is based," namely, the unconscious, repetition, the transference, and the drive. Along the way he argues for a structural affinity between psychoanalysis and language, discusses the relation of psychoanalysis to religion, and reveals his particular stance on topics ranging from sexuality and death to alienation and repression. This book constitutes the essence of Dr. Lacan's sensibility
André Gide : a life in the present by Alan Sheridan( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"By the end of his life Gide would have been on most lists of the ten most important novelists of the twentieth century. His Paludes (1895) was one of the beginnings of the modern novel; his masterpiece, Les Faux-Monnayeurs (1925), is one of its most ambitious achievements. But his name was also familiar the world over to millions who had never read his books: he had long since become a controversial figure, his views on political and sexual matters being better known than his literary work."--Jacket
Maladie mentale et psychologie by Michel Foucault( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om betingelserne for at psykologien opstod og tillagde galskaben status som 'sindssygdom', samt om hvordan isolationen af de, der afviger fra samfundets orden, gør dem til objekter for en psykologi, der ellers hævder at kurere
Vacation by Alan Sheridan( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Gaulle : the ruler 1945-1970 by Jean Lacouture( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alberto Giacometti & Tahar Ben Jelloun by Alberto Giacometti( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pasteurization of France by Bruno Latour( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What can one man accomplish, even a great man and brilliant scientist? Although every town in France has a street named for Pasteur, was he alone able to stop people from spitting, persuade them to dig drains, influence them to undergo vaccination? Pasteur's success depended upon a whole network of forces, including the public hygiene movement, the medical profession (both military physicians and private practitioners), and colonial interests. It is the operation of these forces, in combination with the talent of Pasteur, that Bruno Latour sets before us as a prime example of science in action. Latour argues that the triumph of the biologist and his methodology must be understood within the particular historical convergence of competing social forces and conflicting interests. Yet Pasteur was not the only scientist working on the relationships of microbes and disease. How was he able to galvanize the other forces to support his own research? Latour shows Pasteur's efforts to win over the French public - the farmers, industrialists, politicians, and much of the scientific establishment. Instead of reducing science to a given social environment, Latour tries to show the simultaneous building of a society and its scientific facts. The first section of the book, which retells the story of Pasteur, is a vivid description of an approach to science whose theoretical implications go far beyond a particular case study. In the second part of the book, "Irreductions," Latour sets out his notion of the dynamics of conflict and interaction, of the "relation of forces." Latour's method of analysis cuts across and through the boundaries of the established disciplines of sociology, history, and the philosophy of science, to reveal how it is possible not to make the distinction between reason and force. Instead of leading to sociological reductionism, this method leads to an unexpected irreductionism
Le parc; roman by Philippe Sollers( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relaas in de stijl van de 'Nouveau roman' over de observaties van een man op een balkon in Parijs
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Alternative Names
Sheridan, A. 1934-
Sheridan, A. M.
Sheridan, A. M. 1934-
Sheridan, A.M. Sheridan
Sheridan, Alan
Sheridan Smith, A.M.
Sheridan Smith, A. M. 1934-
Sheridan Smith, A. M. (Alan Mark)
Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark
Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark 1934-
Smith, A. M. Sheridan 1934-
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