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French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment / Edition 1
     

French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment / Edition 1

by Paul Rabinow
 

ISBN-10: 0226701743

ISBN-13: 9780226701745

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In this study of space and power and knowledge in France from the 1830s through the 1930s, Rabinow uses the tools of anthropology, philosophy, and cultural criticism to examine how social environment was perceived and described. Ranging from epidemiology to the layout of colonial cities, he shows how modernity was revealed in urban planning, architecture, health

Overview

In this study of space and power and knowledge in France from the 1830s through the 1930s, Rabinow uses the tools of anthropology, philosophy, and cultural criticism to examine how social environment was perceived and described. Ranging from epidemiology to the layout of colonial cities, he shows how modernity was revealed in urban planning, architecture, health and welfare administration, and social legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226701745
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Present
1. The Crisis of Representations: From Man to Milieux
2. Modern Elements: Reasons and Histories
3. Experiments in Social Paternalism
4. New Elites: From the Moral to the Social
5. Milieux: Pathos and Pacification
6. From Moralism to Welfare
7. Modern French Urbanism
8. Specific Intellectuals: Perfecting the Instruments
9. Techno-Cosmopolitanism: Governing Morocco
10. Middling Modernism: The Socio-Technical Environment
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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