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Foucault, Michel 1926-1984

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Works: 2,645 works in 9,152 publications in 23 languages and 231,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Publishing director, Narrator, Honoree, Correspondent, Commentator, Director
Classifications: AZ101, 194
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Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )
320 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 5,288 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 order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences by Michel Foucault( Book )
435 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,699 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 )
251 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,548 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
The history of sexuality by Michel Foucault( Book )
150 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,384 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
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault( Book )
284 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 3,251 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."--
History of madness by Michel Foucault( Book )
312 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 3,171 libraries worldwide
Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucaults 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? Foucaults 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
Madness and civilization; a history of insanity in the age of reason by Michel Foucault( Book )
70 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,963 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
Death and the labyrinth the world of Raymond Roussel by Michel Foucault( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,585 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."--Jacket
The Foucault reader by Michel Foucault( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 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 )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 1,480 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
Aesthetics, method, and epistemology by Michel Foucault( Book )
96 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
The second of three thematically-organized volumes collecting all the most significant shorter writings, notes and interviews of Michel Foucault, one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century
Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 by Michel Foucault( Book )
78 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
"From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of higher learning in the world. The College enrolls no students and confers no degrees. Professors are required to deliver lectures to the general public on topics from their ongoing original research. During his tenure at the College, Foucault's teaching, which reached audiences that frequently numbered in the thousands, profoundly influenced a generation of scholars." "These lectures, reconstructed from tape recordings and Foucault's own notes, are now being made available in English for the first time. Under the guidance of series editor Arnold I. Davidson, Picador will publish all thirteen volumes of the lectures in North America." "In "Society Must Be Defended," the inaugural volume in the series, translated by David Macey, Foucault traces the genealogy of the problem of war in society from the seventeenth century to the present. Inverting Clausewitz's famous formulation - "War is politics by other means," Foucault explores the notion that "politics is war by other means" in its relation to race, class struggle, and, of course, power. Providing us with a new model of political rationality, he overturns many of our long-held ideas of sovereignty, the law, and even truth itself. The full significance of the dictum "Society must be defended" becomes clear when Foucault's examination culminates in an extraordinary discussion of modern forms of racism."--BOOK JACKET
Language, counter-memory, practice : selected essays and interviews by Michel Foucault( Book )
33 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 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 )
28 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
This is not a pipe by Michel Foucault( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,174 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
L'ordre du discours; leçon inaugurale au Collège de France prononcée le 2 décembre 1970 by Michel Foucault( Book )
195 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
"L'ordre du discours" est la leçon inaugurale de Michel Foucault au Collège de France, prononcée le 2 décembre 1970
The hermeneutics of the subject : lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-1982 by Michel Foucault( Book )
51 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 938 libraries worldwide
"The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the College de France, one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Faculty at the College give public lectures, in which they present works-in-progress on any subject of their choosing. Foucault's wide-ranging lectures influenced his groundbreaking works like The History of Sexuality and Discipline and Punish. In the lectures comprising this volume, Foucault focuses on how the "self" and the "care of the self" were conceived during the period of antiquity, beginning with Socrates. The problems of the ethical formation of the self, Foucault argues, form the background for our own questions about subjectivity and remain at the center of contemporary moral thought. This series of lectures throws new light on Foucault's final works and shows the full depth of his engagement with ancient thought. Lucid and provocative, The Hermeneutics of the Subject reveals Foucault at the height of his powers."--BOOK JACKET
Foucault : a critical reader by Michel Foucault( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 914 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
The essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Security, territory, population : lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78 by Michel Foucault( Book )
63 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 873 libraries worldwide
"Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book derives from the lecture course which he gave at the College de France between January and April, 1978. Taking as his starting point the notion of "bio-power," introduced both in his 1976 course Society Must be Defended and in the first volume of his History of Sexuality, Foucault sets out to study the emergence of this new technology of power over population."--BOOK JACKET
 
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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, Michel 1926-1984
Foucault, Michèle 1926-1984
Foucault, Paul Michel.
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Fuke 1926-1984
Fuko, Miscel
Fuko, Mišel
Fuko, Mišel 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
فوكو، ميشال، 1926-1984
ميشيل فوكو، 1926-1984
フーコー, M
フーコー, ミシェル
フーコー, ミッシェル
ミシェル・フーコー.
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福柯 1926-1984
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