Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
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Review: Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonUser Review - Elen - Goodreads
Finally reading Foucault after reading a ton of stuff that was (supposedly) inspired by Foucault made me realize I like Foucault a LOT more than I like people who like Foucault. Read full review
Review: Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonUser Review - Sean Chick - Goodreads
The first two chapters are interesting, although his defense of public torture is idiotic. His critique of modern society is a stunning case of postmodern claptrap. My god, prisons are meant to ... Read full review