Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
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.
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Review: Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonUser Review - Justin Mitchell - Goodreads
Every time I read Foucault, I leave asking myself "What am I supposed to do with this?" My main issue is that I feel everything Foucault comes up with is ridiculously obvious. Of course power is the ... Read full review
Review: Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonUser Review - David Withun - Goodreads
I read this book while sitting in a prison at night, surrounded by sleeping prisoners locked in their cells, during the last few nights of the year I spent as a correctional officer in a Georgia ... Read full review
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