Abnormal: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975
Michel Foucault remains one of the towering intellectual figures of the last half century. Michel Foucault's works on sexuality, madness, the prison and medicine are classics and his example continues to challenge and inspire. The philosopher gave public lectures at the College de France from 1971 until his death in 1984 - these lectures were seminal events and created benchmarks for contemporary critical inquiry. in modern criminal justice and its method of categorizing individuals who resemble their crime before they commit it. Michel Foucault shows how and why defining abnormality and normality were prerogatives of power in the 19th century and shaped the institutions. thought and offer a unique window into his way of thinking.
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Review: Abnormal: Lectures at the College de France, 1974-75 (Lectures at the Collège de France)User Review - Romina - Goodreads
Some interesting ideas presented in the first chapter: 1) the construction of a penal system as a regime of universal truth, 2) the privileging of police and scientific statements w/in the courtroom ... Read full review
Review: Abnormal: Lectures at the College de France, 1974-75 (Lectures at the Collège de France)User Review - Leland - Goodreads
As with "Society Must Be Defended," the clarity and wit of the College de France lectures amplify the books published during Foucault's life and his voice comes through as engaging, playful, extremely ... Read full review