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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Paperback)

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

About the Author


Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679752554
ISBN-10: 0679752552
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 25th, 1995
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Vintage