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French Modern
By Paul Rabinow

French Modern

Norms and Forms of the Social Environment New edition

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French Modern by Paul Rabinow

Book Description

In this study of space and power and knowledge in France from the 1830s through the 1930s, Rabinow uses the tools of anthropology, philosophy, and cultural criticism to examine how social environment was perceived and described. Ranging from epidemiology to the layout of colonial cities, he shows how modernity was revealed in urban planning, architecture, health and welfare administration, and social legislation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226701745
ISBN-10: 0226701743
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 150mm x 26mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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