Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self / Edition 2

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Overview

Governing the Soul is now widely recognized as one of the founding texts in a new approach to analyzing the links between political power, expertise and the self. This governmentality perspective has had important implications for a range of academic disciplines including criminology, political theory, sociology and psychology and has generated much theoretical innovation and empirical investigation. The second edition contains a new introduction, which sets out the methodological and conceptual bases of this approach. Also, a new final chapter has been added that considers some of the implications of recent developments in the government of subjectivity.
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First published in 1989, this work is now recognized as one of the founding works in a new way of understanding the links between political power, expertise, and the self. This "governmentality" perspective has had important implications for a range of academic disciplines including criminology, political theory, sociology, and psychology, and has generated much theoretical innovation and empirical investigation. This second edition adds a new preface setting out the methodological and conceptual bases of this approach and a new afterword that considers some of the implications of recent developments in the government of subjectivity. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853434440
  • Publisher: Free Association Books Limited
  • Publication date: 6/19/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,049,035

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 People at War
1 The Psychology of War 15
2 The Government of Morale 22
3 The Sykewarriors 33
4 Groups at War 40
Pt. 2 The Productive Subject
5 The Subject of Work 55
6 The Contented Worker 61
7 The Worker at War 76
8 Democracy at Work 81
9 The Expertise of Management 95
10 The Production of the Self 103
Pt. 3 The Child, the Family, and the Outside World
11 The Young Citizen 123
12 The Gaze of the Psychologist 135
13 Adjusting the Bonds of Love 155
14 Maximizing the Mind 182
15 The Responsible Autonomous Family 205
Pt. 4 Managing Our Selves
16 Obliged to be Free 217
17 Reshaping our Behaviour 233
18 Technologies of Autonomy 244
19 The Therapies of Freedom 259
Afterword: 1999 263
Notes 273
Index 313
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