Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Philosophy - 333 pages
Pt. 1. Torture -- 1. The body of the condemned -- 2. The spectacle of the scaffold -- pt. 2. Punishment -- 1. Generalized punishment -- 2. The gentle way in punishment -- pt. 3. Discipline -- 1. Docile bodies -- The art of distributions -- The control of activity -- The organization of geneses -- The composition of forces -- 2. The means of correct training -- Hierarchical observation -- Normalizing judgement [sic] -- The examination -- 3. Panopticism -- pt. 4. Prison -- 1. Complete and austere institutions -- 2. Illegalities and delinquency -- 3. The carceral.

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Indeholder "The body of the condemned", "The spectacle of the scaffold". "The body of the condemned" handler om ??? "The spectacle of the scaffold" handler om ??? Foucault's syn på fængsling og henrettelse. Read full review

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It’s easy to understand why Foucault was such an influential theorist; his explanation of the use of information collection and standardization to work on the body, in places from prisons to hospitals ... Read full review

Contents

The body of the condemned
3
The spectacle of the scaffold
32
PUNISHMENT
71
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Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.

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