The Foucault Reader
It has been the particular achievement of Michel Foucault to show how seemingly neutral descriptive terms used by doctors and judges, teachers and sexologists, are in fact weapons in the never-ending conflict between desire and power. For as soon as an action is declared 'unnatural' or 'sick', it becomes legitimate to use force on 'deviants', or even imprison them, in order to try and make them 'normal'. We need to unmask terms like 'justice' and 'labour' and even 'human nature'. The 'Foucault reader' is anl introduction to one of the century's most stimulating and influential thinkers and contains lengthy excerpts from all his detailed historical studies as well as much new material and several very revealing interviews.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ilikecoffee - LibraryThing
This book is intended as an accessible introduction and overview of Foucault's main ideas. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially undergrad students, who want to get a grasp of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing
This is a compilation of some of Foucault's most interesting or important writings. This is designed to give the reader a cross-section, a sense of Foucault's body of work in general. Read full review