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Foucault

Author: José Guilherme Merquior
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1987, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A volume in the Modern Masters series first published by Fontana in the United Kingdom, this concise critical study of Foucault provides a new view of a seminal thinker and his work. In his meticulous, witty, and elegant book, J.G. Merquior examines Foucault's work on madness, sexuality, and power and offers a provocative assessment of Foucault as a "neo-anarchist."
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Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Guilherme Merquior
ISBN: 0520060768 9780520060760 0520060628 9780520060623
OCLC Number: 15014803
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Fontana, 1985.
Description: 188 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The historian of the present --
The great confinement, or du cote de la folie --
An archaeology of the human sciences --
From the prose of the world to the death of man --
The 'archaeology' appraised --
The ironic archive --
Charting carceral society --
Foucault's 'cratology': his theory of power --
Politics of the body, techniques of the soul: Foucault's history of sexuality --
Portrait of the neo-anarchist.
Responsibility: J.G. Merquior.
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A volume in the Modern Masters series first published by Fontana in the United Kingdom, this concise critical study of Foucault provides a new view of a seminal thinker and his work. In his meticulous, witty, and elegant book, J.G. Merquior examines Foucault's work on madness, sexuality, and power and offers a provocative assessment of Foucault as a "neo-anarchist."

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