Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Foucault Reader
By Michel Foucault

The Foucault Reader

An Introduction to Foucault's Thought

By (author) See other recent books by Michel Foucault
Edited by Paul Rabinow See other recent books by Paul Rabinow
Format: Paperback
SAVE
$4.40

Normal Price: $27.51
Your Price: $23.11 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.40! (16% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.16 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault

Book Description

This is an introduction to Foucault's thought, which includes some previously unpublished material.

Buy Foucault Reader book by Michel Foucault from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780140124866
ISBN-10: 0140124861
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Michel Foucault


Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Mutterings from the arch-mandarin: interviews, essays, and samples of the many brilliant but torturous books (Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, The History of Sexuality, Power/Knowledge, etc.) by the world's leading meta-historian. As the anthology unfolds, newcomers to Foucault should be dazzled by his erudition and analytical daring in reconstructing the patterns of institutional power (prisons, insane asylums, hospitals, workhouses) and, still more ambitiously, the "genealogy" of the self in western culture. Foucault displays an exceptional grasp of recondite sources (everyting from Isocrates' views on pederasty to obscure 18th-century medical texts) and a gift for opening up dramatic new perspectives (as in his evocation of "the Great Confinement," which he dates from the founding of Paris' Hopital General in 1656). But these highly original "archaeological" studies are vitiated by Foucault's oracular vagueness and abstract neologisms - "empiricities," "adjacencies," "heteropias," "penality." He delights in the impenetrable apothegm ("Nietzsche. . . burned for us. . . the intermingled promises of the dialectic and anthropology"), the outrageous claim ("Marxism exists in 19th century thought like a fish in water: that is, it is unable to breathe anywhere else"), the staggering generalization ("The space of Western knowledge is now about to topple"), and the sniffish pronouncement ("Sex is boring"). A handy collection for Foucaultistes, but the uninitiated will have to take the bafflement along with the enrichment. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Foucault Reader book by Michel Foucault and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Michel Foucault

One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Michel Foucault close
Disorderly Families by Michel Foucault
Speech Begins After Death by Michel Foucault
Abnormal by Michel Foucault
On the Government of the Living by Michel Foucault
About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self by Michel Foucault
Politics, Philosophy, Culture by Michel Foucault
Language, Madness, and Desire by Michel Foucault
Lectures on the Will to Know by Michel Foucault
Lectures on the Will to Know by Michel Foucault
Wrong-doing, Truth-telling by Michel Foucault
Lectures on the Will to Know by Michel Foucault
Speech Begins After Death by Michel Foucault
Human Nature: Justice Versus Power by Michel Foucault
Manet and the Object of Painting by Michel Foucault
Government of Self and Others by Michel Foucault
Manet and the Object of Painting by Michel Foucault
History of Madness by Michel Foucault
History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
Introduction to Kant's Anthropology by Michel Foucault
Spectacle of the Scaffold by Michel Foucault
»
Recent books by Paul Rabinow close
Modes of Uncertainty by Paul Rabinow
Designs on the Contemporary by Paul Rabinow
Demands of the Day by Paul Rabinow
Designing Human Practices by Paul Rabinow
Accompaniment by Paul Rabinow
Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary by Paul Rabinow
Marking Time by Paul Rabinow
Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco by Paul Rabinow
Machine to Make a Future by Paul Rabinow
Pharmaceutical Reason by Paul Rabinow
Picturing Personhood by Paul Rabinow
Anthropos Today by Paul Rabinow
French DNA by Paul Rabinow
Vital Rationalist by Paul Rabinow
Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology by Paul Rabinow
Ethics by Paul Rabinow
Making PCR by Paul Rabinow
Essays on the Anthropology of Reason by Paul Rabinow
French Modern by Paul Rabinow
Rethinking the Subject by Paul Rabinow
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close