Power Knowledge

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780394739540
Genre : Social Science
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Study of the intersection of history and philosophy as it relates to recent French political change, evidenced in essays concerning popular justice, power struggles, and the history of sexuality
Category: Social Science

Power Knowledge

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 0710800711
Genre : History
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This volume consists of writings in which Foucault himself explains, in straightforward and informal terms, different stages and aspects of his work and the preoccupations within the text. By bringing into clearer focus the political and intellectual environment in which these works were produced, Power Knowledge will allow readers to more fully appreciate their significance within contemporary thought.
Category: History

Foucault

Author : José Guilherme Merquior
ISBN : 0520060628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers a brief profile of the French philosopher, examines his writings on madness, sexuality and power, and discusses the political implications of his work
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Foucault

Author : Stuart Elden
ISBN : 9781509507290
Genre : Philosophy
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Michel Foucault?s The Archaeology of Knowledge was published in March 1969; Discipline and Punish in February 1975. Although only six years apart, the difference in tone is stark: the former is a methodological treatise, the latter a call to arms. What accounts for the radical shift in Foucault?s approach? Foucault?s time in Tunisia had been a political awakening for him, and he returned to a France much changed by the turmoil of 1968. He taught at the experimental University of Vincennes and then moved to a prestigious position at the Coll?ge de France. He quickly became involved in activist work concerning prisons and health issues such as abortion rights, and in his seminars he built research teams to conduct collaborative work, often around issues related to his lectures and activism. Foucault: The Birth of Power makes use of a range of archival material, including newly available documents at the Biblioth?que nationale de France, to provide a detailed intellectual history of Foucault as writer, researcher, lecturer and activist. Through a careful reconstruction of Foucault?s work and preoccupations, Elden shows that, while Discipline and Punish may be the major published output of this period, it rests on a much wider range of concerns and projects.
Category: Philosophy

Education And Power

Author : Michael W. Apple
ISBN : 9781136499579
Genre : Education
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First published in 1982, Education and Power remains an important volume for those committed to critical education. In this text Michael Apple first articulated his theory on educational institutions and the reproduction of and resistance to unequal power relations, and provided a thorough examination of the ways in which race-gender-class dynamics are embedded in, and reflected through, curricular issues. While many of the theories set forward in this book are now taken for granted by the left in education, they were nothing short of revolutionary when first proposed. In this newly reissued classic edition, Apple suggests that we need to take seriously the complicated and contradictory economic, political and cultural structures that provide for some of the most important limits on, and possibilities for, critical education. He re-examines his earlier arguments and reflects on what has happened over the intervening years. Education and Power is a vital example of the call to challenge the assumptions that underpin so much of what happens in education.
Category: Education

The Foucault Reader

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780394713403
Genre : Philosophy
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Gathers selections from the writings of the modern French philosopher about truth, knowledge, madness, science, sexuality, politics, and ethics
Category: Philosophy

Michel Foucault

Author : Diana Taylor
ISBN : 9781317492054
Genre : Philosophy
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Michel Foucault: Key Concepts explores Foucault's central ideas, such as disciplinary power, biopower, bodies, spirituality and practices of the self. Each essay focuses on a specific concept, analysing its meaning and uses across Foucault's work, highlighting its connection to other concepts, and emphasizing its potential applications. Together, the chapters provide the main coordinates to map Foucault's work. --Book Jacket.
Category: Philosophy

Michel Foucault

Author : Mark Olssen
ISBN : 9781317256083
Genre : Political Science
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"Olssen ! brings Foucault to life and sheds new light on understanding his work...Educationalists and scholars across the disciplines will welcome this interpretation of Foucault." Michael A. Peters, University of Glasgow "Olssen distills in brilliant and succinct language the core of Foucault's most important insights. This is a book that every student should read in order to understand how to link theory to practice, and educational thought to legacy and work of one of Europe's great thinkers." Henry Giroux, McMaster University Michel Foucault is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, and his works are some of the most difficult to grasp. Mark Olssen offers an accessible overview of Foucault's thought, putting into context the relevance of Foucault's ideas. Olssen adds important new insights to Foucault scholarship by bringing to light the influences of other thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche, Gramsci, Habermas, and others on Foucault's development as a thinker, and their influence on the deep historical materialist strand that grounds and uniquely characterizes so much of Foucault's thought.
Category: Political Science

Space Knowledge And Power

Author : Professor Stuart Elden
ISBN : 9781409487296
Genre : Science
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The first to engage Foucault’s geographies in detail from a wide range of perspectives, this book is framed around his discussions with the journal Hérodote in the mid 1970s. The contributors (including a number of key figures such as David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara Mills, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah) discuss just what they find valuable – and frustrating – about Foucault’s geographies. This is a book which will both surprise and challenge.
Category: Science

Foucault And The Political

Author : Jonathan Simons
ISBN : 9781134855513
Genre : Philosophy
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Foucault and the Political explores the ramifications for political theory of the whole range of Foucault's writing, including materials only recently made available. Jon Simons argues that Foucault's work is animated by a tension between his presentation of modern life as "unbearably heavy" and his temptation to escape its limitations by aiming for "unbearable lightness." Through expositions of Foucault's ideas on power/knowledge, subjectification, governmentality, political rationality and the aesthetics of existence, Simons demonstrates how Foucault resists both extremes. Foucault's thought entails an ethic of permanent resistance, best embodied in radical democracy. Simons relates Foucault's work both to contemporary political thinkers, such as Michael Walzer, Charles Taylor and Jurgen Habermas, as well as to scholars challenging conventional political categories, especially feminist and gay theorists such as Judith Butler.--From publisher's description.
Category: Philosophy