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Madness And Civilization

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780307833105
Genre : History
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Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
Category: History

Animal Philosophy

Author : Matthew Calarco
ISBN : 0826464130
Genre : Philosophy
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Animal Philosophy is the first text to look at the place and treatment of animals in Continental thought. A collection of essential primary and secondary readings on the animal question, it brings together contributions from the following key Continental thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Ferry, Cixous, and Irigaray. Each reading is followed by commentary and analysis from a leading contemporary thinker. The coverage of the subject is exceptionally broad, ranging across perspectives that include existentialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, phenomenology and feminism. This anthology is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone researching, teaching or studying animal ethics and animal rights in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, environmental studies and gender and women's studies.
Category: Philosophy

Maladie Mentale Et Psychologie

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 0520059190
Genre : Philosophy
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Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness
Category: Philosophy

Michel Foucault 2

Author : Barry Smart
ISBN : 0415126800
Genre : Reference
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This second set of Critical Assessments on Michel Foucault deals with his work in relation to the themes of rationality, power and subjectivity. Like the first set, these four volumes will serve as a benchmark guide to his thought.
Category: Reference

Madness Is Civilization

Author : Michael E. Staub
ISBN : 9780226771496
Genre : History
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In the 1960s and 1970s, a popular diagnosis for America’s problems was that society was becoming a madhouse. In this intellectual and cultural history, Michael E. Staub examines a time when many believed insanity was a sane reaction to obscene social conditions, psychiatrists were agents of repression, asylums were gulags for society’s undesirables, and mental illness was a concept with no medical basis. Madness Is Civilization explores the general consensus that societal ills—from dysfunctional marriage and family dynamics to the Vietnam War, racism, and sexism—were at the root of mental illness. Staub chronicles the surge in influence of socially attuned psychodynamic theories along with the rise of radical therapy and psychiatric survivors' movements. He shows how the theories of antipsychiatry held unprecedented sway over an enormous range of medical, social, and political debates until a bruising backlash against these theories—part of the reaction to the perceived excesses and self-absorptions of the 1960s—effectively distorted them into caricatures. Throughout, Staub reveals that at stake in these debates of psychiatry and politics was nothing less than how to think about the institution of the family, the nature of the self, and the prospects for, and limits of, social change. The first study to describe how social diagnostic thinking emerged, Madness Is Civilization casts new light on the politics of the postwar era.
Category: History

Religion And Culture

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 0719054672
Genre : Religion
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The work of Michel Foucault (1926-84) has affected almost every discipline in the humanities, but few have appreciated how his work engaged with theological and religious themes. This reader brings together a selection of Foucault's essays, lectures and interviews with religion and theology from his earliest studies of madness to the final Confessions of the Flesh - the unpublished fourth volume brings together work by Foucault on avant-garde religious themes, such as the death of God and the religous space of literatures, Foucault's brief encounter with Japanese culture, Zen Buddhism and the political spirituality of Iran. It also includes a collection of studies on Foucault's work on Christianity. These essays and lectures provide a background to Foucault's enigmatic work on Christian confession, Augustine and the early Church fathers which to this day remains unpublished in accordance with an interpretation of Foucault's final request.
Category: Religion

Fifty Key Thinkers On History

Author : Marnie Hughes-Warrington
ISBN : 0415169828
Genre : History
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A guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered takes in figures from the ancient world to the modern and from China to Europe, from America to Australia.
Category: History

Proceedings Of The 6th Mac 2016

Author : Group of authors
ISBN : 9788088085058
Genre : Business & Economics
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Proceedings of The 6th MAC 2016 - The 6th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague 2016.
Category: Business & Economics

The Patient As Text

Author : Petter Aaslestad
ISBN : 9781846193620
Genre : Medical
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In The Patient as Text, Petter Aaslestad explores selections from over a century of psychiatric notes from Gaustad Hospital, Norway, exploring the impact of ideological and medical changes surrounding the psychiatric clinical relationship and psychiatric professionals as constructors of narratives.
Category: Medical

This Is Not A Pipe

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 0520042328
Genre : Art
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Category: Art