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Michel Foucault (1926�1984) was a French philosopher, historian, social theorist, and philologist. One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology, and literary criticism.
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I read this for a course, I will reread it again and again because of its relevence.Published on Aug. 18 2004
I've read this book three times: First time was in undergraduate, second time was in law school, third time was last week. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by S. Pactor
It seems only to have occurred to a few of these reviewers that whatever Foucault intended as the poltical upshot of Discipline and Punish (and are we even 'allowed' to ask such a... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2002 by "moirasweeney"
I am not a big fan of Foucault; however, I was fascinated by Crime and Punishment. One of the principal ideas which Foucault discusses in Discipline & Punish is that public... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001 by Alessandro Bruno
Foucault learns from history by looking backwards in time until a salient rupture appears, then goes forward detailing all of histories accounts. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by "warmsticky"
I found this book especially interesting from the perspective of anarchism. It provided a richer construction of power and coersion than you see in traditional anarchism. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2001 by Rabble
I was assigned this book in a class last semester. I am glad that I read it; and I encourage others to do so. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2001
"Discipline and Punish", a key text in the Foucaldian canon, is an ambitious, though at times imprecise, attempt to trace the ideological bases of the modern punitive... Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2000 by TheIrrationalMan
A truly remarkable postmodern historical insight into the power structure of the prison system as only Foucault can.Published on June 13 2000 by Derry A .Dorman