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Madness and civilization : a history of insanity in the Age of Reason

Author: Michel Foucault; Richard Howard
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is a classic of French post-structuralist scholarship and is widely recommended on humanities courses across a variety of disciplines. Foucault's analysis of psychology is a devastating critique of the common understanding of insanity.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault; Richard Howard
ISBN: 0415255392 9780415255394 0415253853 9780415253857
OCLC Number: 50100852
Language Note: Translation of: Folie et déraison : histoire de la folie. Librairie Plon, 1961.
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain: Tavistock Publications, 1967.
Description: xiv, 282 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: "Stultifera navis" --
The great confinement --
The insane --
Passion and delirium --
Aspects of madness --
Doctors and patients --
The great fear --
The new division --
The birth of the asylum.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Other Titles: Folie et déraison.
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Richard Howard ; with an introduction by David Cooper.
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