Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974

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Macmillan, Jun 24, 2008 - Medical - 416 pages
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In Psychiatric Power, the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminal Madness and Civilization, sketching the genealogy of psychiatry and of its characteristic form of power/knowledge. Madness and Civilization undertook the archeology of the division according to which, in Western Society, the madman found himself separated from the sane. That book ends with the medicalization of madness at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Psychiatric Power continues this discourse up to the end of the nineteenth century, and the double "depsychiatrization" of madness, now dispersed between the neurologist and the psychoanalyst. Presented in a conversational tone, Psychiatric Power brings fresh access and light to the work of one of the past century's preeminent thinkers.

  

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Review: Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the College de France, 1973-74 (Lectures at the Collège de France)

User Review  - Yulia Pomarina - Goodreads

It is a best book of 1st half of 2013 year in my rating! It is very hard to read, as if you must try to go through jungle and you must cut the wreathed lianas with your machete to move further in one ... Read full review

Review: Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the College de France, 1973-74 (Lectures at the Collège de France)

User Review  - David Slay - Goodreads

A remarkably insightful and provocative course which should be more widely dispersed across those disciplines it involves so intimately. That said, it is without a doubt foundational to and ... Read full review

Contents

November 1973
19
NOVEMBER 1973
39
November 1973
63
December 1973
93
December 1973
123
December 1973
143
January 1974
173
January 1974
201
the model of general
265
February 1974
297
Course Summary
335
Course Context
349
Index of Names
369
Index of Notions
376
Index of Places
383
Copyright

January 1974
233

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MICHEL FOUCAULT, acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.   

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