Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault audiobook

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

By Michel Foucault
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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200057887

  • ISBN: 9798200057870

  • ISBN: 9798200057894

Runtime: 13.14 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Two hundred and fifty years ago, a man condemned of attempting to assassinate the King of France was drawn and quartered in a grisly spectacle that suggested an unmediated duel between the violence of the criminal and the violence of the state. This groundbreaking book by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul—and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity. Lucidly reasoned and deftly marshaling a vast body of research, Discipline and Punish is a genuinely revolutionary book, whose implications extend beyond the prison to the minute power relations of our society.

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Author Bio: Michel Foucault

Author Bio: Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault (1926–1984) was a French historian and philosopher associated with the structuralist and poststructuralist movements. He is often considered the most influential social theorist of the second half of the twentieth century, not only in philosophy but in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Among his most notable books are Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 13.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English