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Foucault, Michel 1926-1984

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The history of sexuality by Michel Foucault( Book )

310 editions published between 1976 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 4,486 WorldCat member 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 archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )

408 editions published between 1969 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 4,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge--are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault has 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 said' and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A 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 now writing"--Jacket
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )

104 editions published between 1975 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 3,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre 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. -- Publisher description
Madness and civilization; a history of insanity in the age of reason by Michel Foucault( Book )

137 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the centre of a great deal of discussion, partly social and psychological, partly judicial. In an historical analysis covering the period of approximately three centuries up to 1800, the author traces the changing pattern of social attitudes towards madness in Western European culture. Basing his study on extensive research into medical as well as theological thought, economics as well as literature, he has created a unique masterpiece of research, understanding and imagination." [Back cover]
The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences by Michel Foucault( Book )

145 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and held by 2,876 WorldCat member 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
Death and the labyrinth : the world of Raymond Roussel by Michel Foucault( Book )

109 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member 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."--BOOK JACKET
The birth of the clinic : an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault( Book )

271 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member 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."--
Les mots et les choses; une archéologie des sciences humaines by Michel Foucault( Book )

324 editions published between 1966 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one defines 'order' as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. He weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology
History of madness by Michel Foucault( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucaultʼs 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? Foucaultʼs 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. As Foucault famously declared to a reporter from Le Monde in 1961, ʺMadness exists only in society. It does not exist outside the forms of sensibility that isolate it, and the form of repulsion that expel it or capture it.ʺ Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hopital General in Paris and the work of philanthropists and early psychiatrists such as Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout not only on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative forces that madness represents, drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges up to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them. Also includes information on alienation, animal spirits, asylums, Hieronymus Bosch, brain, burning at the stake, Christ and symbolism, classical age, confinement, convulsions, crime, delirium, dementia, dreams, alienation and exclusion, fear, God, hallucinations, hospitals, houses of confinement, houses of correction, hysteria, the insane, lunatics, mania, melancholy, mind, morality, positivism, prisons, poverty, punishment, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, sin, soul, suicide, symbolism, treatments, vapours, venereal disease, water, wisdom, witchcraft, women, work, workhouses, etc
Power/knowledge : selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault( Book )

77 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,685 WorldCat member 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."
Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique, suivi de mon corps, ce papier, ce feu et la folie, l'absence d'oeuvre by Michel Foucault( Book )

267 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est, en principe, une histoire de la folie qu'on enferme, du Moyen Age au XIX siècle ; c'est, plus profondément, à travers l'étude de cette structure qu'est l'internement, une tentative pour établir un dialogue entre folie et déraison ; c'est enfin une esquisse de ce que pourrait être " une histoire des limites - de ces gestes obscurs, nécessairement oubliés dès qu'accomplis, par lesquels une culture rejette quelque chose qui sera pour elle l'Extérieur ". Maurice Blanchot
This is not a pipe by Michel Foucault( Book )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to write 'this is not a pipe' across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? René Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )

120 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, Madness delineates the profound shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during this period. The first iteration reflects the philosopher's early interest in and respect for Freudian theory and the psychoanalytic tradition. The second part marks a dramatic change in Foucault's thinking. Examining the history of madness as a social and cultural construct, he moves into a radical critique of Freud and toward the postmodern deconstruction that was to dominate and define his later work
Language, counter-memory, practice : selected essays and interviews by Michel Foucault( Book )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 WorldCat member 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
"Society must be defended" : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 by Michel Foucault( Book )

66 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member 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."--Coberta
L'ordre du discours : leçon inaugurale au Collège de France prononcée le 2 décembre 1970 by Michel Foucault( Book )

219 editions published between 1970 and 2021 in 11 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'ordre du discours est la leçon inaugurale de Michel Foucault au Collège de France, prononcée le 2 décembre 1970"--
Language, madness, and desire : on literature by Michel Foucault( )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical aspect of his thought, because it was largely expressed in speeches and interviews, remains virtually unknown to even his most loyal readers. This book brings together previously unpublished transcripts of oral presentations in which Foucault speaks at length about literature and its links to some of his principal themes: madness, language and criticism, and truth and desire. The associations between madness and language--and madness and silence--preoccupy Foucault in two 1963 radio broadcasts, presented here, in which he ranges among literary examples from Cervantes and Shakespeare to Diderot, before taking up questions about Artaud's literary correspondence, lettres de cachet, and the materiality of language. In his lectures on the relations among language, the literary work, and literature, he discusses Joyce, Proust, Chateaubriand, Racine, and Corneille, as well as the linguist Roman Jakobson. What we know as literature, Foucault contends, begins with the Marquis de Sade, to whose writing--particularly La Nouvelle Justine and Juliette--he devotes a full two-part lecture series focusing on notions of literary self-consciousness. Following his meditations on history in the recently published Speech Begins after Death, this current volume makes clear the importance of literature to Foucault's thought and intellectual development."--
Technologies of the self : a seminar with Michel Foucault by Michel Foucault( Book )

22 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Technologies of the Self" is a record of the faculty seminar conducted by Michel Foucault in 1982 at the University of Vermont. The volume includes seminar presentations in the fields of history of religions, literature, and ideas
Surveiller et punir : naissance de la prison by Michel Foucault( Book )

102 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechtsfilosofische beschouwing over het ontstaan en de ontwikkeling van het gevangeniswezen en de in de westerse samenleving werkzame controlemechanismen sinds de achttiende eeuw
I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother ... : a case of parricide in the 19th century by Michel Foucault( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in French and English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Riviere decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his seven-year-old brother. Then, in jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale. Michel Foucault, author of Madness and Civilization and Discipline and Punish, collected the relevant documents of the case, including medical and legal testimony, police records. and Riviere's memoir. The Riviere case, he points out, occurred at a time when many professions were contending for status and power. Medical authority was challenging law, branches of government were vying. Foucault's reconstruction of the case is a brilliant exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime
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Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison
The archaeology of knowledgeDiscipline and punish : the birth of the prisonMadness and civilization; a history of insanity in the age of reasonThe order of things : an archaeology of the human sciencesDeath and the labyrinth : the world of Raymond RousselThe birth of the clinic : an archaeology of medical perceptionLes mots et les choses; une archéologie des sciences humainesHistory of madness
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F-uk-uh, M-ish-il 1926-1984

Faucault, Michel 1926-1984


Foucault M. 1926-1984

Foucault, M. M. 1926-1984

Foucault, M. Michel

Foucault, M. (Michel), 1926-1984

Foucault Micel

Foucault Michael

Foucault, Michael 1926-1984

Foucault Michel

Foucault, Michel 1926-1984

Foucault, Michel Paul.

Foucault, Michel Paul, 1926-1984

Foucault, Michèle 1926-1984

Foucault Michelis

Foucault P.-M. 1926-1984

Foucault, Paul-Michel

Foucault, Paul-Michel 1926-1984

Foulcault Paul-Michel

Fukalt 1926-1984


Fuke 1926-1984


Fuko, Mi-sel 1926-1984

Fuko, Miscel

Fuko, Mišel

Fuko, Mišelʹ 1926-1984

Fuko Mišels

Fuko, Mišels 1926-1984

Fuko, Mišels Pols, 1926-1984

Fuḳo, Mishel

Fuḳo, Mishel 1926-1984

Fūkū, Mīshāll 1926-1984

Fūkū, Mīshīl

Fūkū, Mīshīll 1926-1984

Fūkū, Mīšil 1926-1984

Fūkūh, Mīshīl

Fūkūh, Mīshīl 1926-1984


Michael Foucault

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault 1926-1984

Michel Foucault fealsamh Francach

Michel Foucault filosof

Michel Foucault filòsof francès

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Michel Foucault filósofo, sociólogo, historiador y psicólogo francés

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Michel Foucault Remanwera Frans

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Michel Foucault sociologo, filosofo e psicologo francese

Michel Paul Foucault

Mišel Fuko

Mišels Fuko

Mishel P'uk'o

Misheru Fūkō

Phoukō, Misel

Phoukō, Misel 1926-1984



Pʿukʿo 1926-1984

Pʻukʻo, Misyel

Pʿukʿo, Misyel 1926-1984

Μισέλ Φουκώ

Μισέλ Φουκώ Γάλλος φιλόσοφος

Φουκό Μισέλ 1926-1984

Φουκώ Μισέλ 1926-1984

Мишел Фуко

Мишель Фуко французский философ

Мішель Фуко

Мішель Фуко французький філософ та історик

Мішэль Фуко

Фуко М.

Фуко М. 1926-1984

Фуко М. П

Фуко М. П. 1926-1984

Фуко Мишель

Фуко, Мишель 1926-1984

Фуко, Мишель Поль

Фуко Мишель-Поль 1926-1984

Фуко, Мишель французский философ

Միշել Ֆուկո

Միշել Ֆուկո ֆրանսիացի գրող

מישל פוקו

מישל פוקו פילוסוף צרפתי

فوكو، ميشال، 1926-1984

فوكو, ميشيل

فوكو، ميشيل، 1926-1984

فوكوه، ميشيل، 1926-1984

ميشال فوكو

ميشال فوكو فيلسوف فرنسي

ميشيل فوكو

ميشيل فوكو، 1926-1984

میشل فوکو

میشل فوکو فیلسوف، تاریخ‌دان و نظریه پردازِ علوم اجتماعی فرانسوی

میشێل فوکۆ

माइकल फोका

माइकल फोकल्ट

मिशेल फूको

मिशेल फूको फ्रांसीसी दार्शनिक

मिसेल फुको

মিশেল ফুকো

মিশেল ফুকো ফরাসি দার্শনিক ও ইতিহাসবিদ

ਮਿਸ਼ੇਲ ਫੂਕੋ

ମିଶେଲ୍ ଫୁକୋ ଫରାସୀ ଦାର୍ଶନିକ, ତତ୍ତ୍ୱବିତ୍, ଅବଧାରଣାର ଐତିହାସିକ, ତଥା ସାହିତ୍ୟ ସମାଲୋଚକ

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มีแชล ฟูโก

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미셸 푸코

미셸 푸코 프랑스의 철학자

푸꼬, 미셸 1926-1984

푸코, 미셀

푸코, 미셸 1926-1984

フーコー, M.

フーコー, ミシェル

フーコー, ミシェル 1926-1984

フーコー, ミッシェル


ミシェル・フーコー フランスの哲学者


福柯 1926-1984

福柯, 米歇尓


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