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Introducing Foucault

A Graphic Guide

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Michel Foucault's work was described at his death as the most important event of thought in our century. As a philosopher, historian and political activist he certainly left behind an enduring and influential body of work, but is this acclaim justified? This graphic guide places his work in its turbulent philosophical and political context, and critically explores his mission to expose the links between knowledge and power in the human sciences, their discourses and institutions. This book explains how Foucault overturned our assumptions about the experience and perception of madness, sexuality and criminality, and the often brutal social practices of confinement, confession and discipline. It also describes his engagement with psychiatry and clinical medicine, his political activism and the transgressive aspects of pleasure and desire that he promoted in his writing.

Product code: 9781848310605

ISBN 9781848310605
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H168xW118xS13
Series Introducing...
No. Of Pages 175
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Illustrated By Zoran Jevtic
Edition Revised edition
Michel Foucault's work was described at his death as 'the most important event of thought in our century'. This book places his work in its turbulent philosophical and political context, and explores his mission to expose the links between knowledge and power in the human sciences, their discourses and institutions.