Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974
Macmillan, Jun 24, 2008 - Medical - 416 pages
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 - Goodreads
This book expands of the practice of psychiatry as it is discussed in Birth of the Clinic, Madness and Civilization, and History of Madness. Like all of his lectures, the language is pretty accessible ... Read full review