Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977

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Pantheon Books, 1980 - Social Science - 270 pages
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For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power 'reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives'.
 

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Contents

Prison Talk
37
BodyPower
55
Two Lectures
78
Truth and Power
109
Power and Strategies
134
The Politics of Health in the Eighteenth Century
166
The History of Sexuality
183
Afterword
229
Bibliography
261
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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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