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Understanding foucault : a critical introduction

Author: Tony Schirato; Geoff Danaher; Jen Webb
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Derided and disregarded by many of his contemporaries, Michel Foucault is now regarded as probably the most influential thinker of the twentieth century-his work is studied across the humanities and social sciences, among other disciplines. Reading Foucault, however, can be a challenge, as can writing about him, but in Understanding Foucault the authors offer an entertaining and informative introduction to his  Read more...
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Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Schirato; Geoff Danaher; Jen Webb
ISBN: 9781446252345 1446252345 9781446252352 1446252353
OCLC Number: 785988029
Notes: Revised edition of: Understanding Foucault / Geoff Danaher, Tony Schirato, and Jen Webb., 2000.
First edition main entry under Geoff Danaher.
Description: xxviii, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Questions of method --
Power and knowledge --
Governmentality --
Liberalism and neo-liberalism --
Subjectivity and technologies of the self --
Critique and ethics.
Responsibility: Tony Schirato, Geoff Danaher, Jen Webb.

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This book is the perfect introduction to a thinker many students can find challenging. Foucault is the last great intellectual in the social sciences - people need to understand him.  Read more...

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An outstandingly good introduction to Foucault's work: lucid, measured, well organised, and covering this complex and in many ways heterogeneous body of work with remarkable thoroughness and ease. -- Read more...

 
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