A Foucault Primer: Discourse, Power and the Subject

A Foucault Primer: Discourse, Power and the Subject

by Alec Mchoul, Wendy Grace
     
 

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Named an "Outstanding Book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

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Named an "Outstanding Book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

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In These Times
Extraordinarily lucid and useful . . .
Journal of Sociology Social Welfare
This lively and informative book deserves to be widely read. It provides an excellent history of AFDC and the activities of various women's groups who have campaigned hard over the years for improvements in services to the poor.
Now in a newly updated edition, Mimi Abramovitz's Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women And Welfare In The United States continues to offer insight and information on recent developments in welfare "reform" and welfare rights activism. Abramovitz documents the impact of that recent historic changes in welfare policies have had on the lives of impoverish single mothers and their children. Contrary to popular wisdom, governmental hype, and media reports, poor women have always had the courage and ability to fight injustice in behalf of themselves and their children. That struggle continues today as political activists continue to strive to humanize and truly reform current welfare policies. Under Attack, Fighting Back is "must" reading for women's rights advocates, political activists, social reformers, welfare policy makers, and welfare program administrators.
Labor History
Abramovitz introduces the reader to cutting edge socioeconomic analysis. . . . It is not possible to come away from Under Attack, Fighting Back with a sense that welfare is a simplistic topic or that the human consequences of adjustments in the existing system are inconsequential.
From the Publisher

“A consistently clear, comprehensive and accessible introduction which carefully sifts Foucault’s work for both its strengths and weaknesses. McHoul and Grace show an intimate familiarity with Foucault's writings and a lively, but critical engagement with the relevance of his work. A model primer.”
-Tony Bennett,author of Outside Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814754801
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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From the Publisher

“A consistently clear, comprehensive and accessible introduction which carefully sifts Foucault’s work for both its strengths and weaknesses. McHoul and Grace show an intimate familiarity with Foucault's writings and a lively, but critical engagement with the relevance of his work. A model primer.”
-Tony Bennett,author of Outside Literature

Meet the Author

Alec McHoul is the author of Telling How Texts Talk and coauthor of Writing Pynchon: strategies on Fictional Analysis. He teaches at Murdoch University in Australia, where Wendy Grace is engaged in postgraduate work on Foucault.

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