Politics, Philosophy, Culture: Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984 / Edition 1

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Politics, Philosophy, Culture contains a rich selection of interviews and other writings by the late Michel Foucault. Drawing upon his revolutionary concept of power as well as his critique of the institutions that organize social life, Foucault discusses literature, music, and the power of art while also examining concrete issues such as the Left in contemporary France, the social security system, the penal system, homosexuality, madness, and the Iranian Revolution.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``A candid, unbuttoned Foucault'' praises rock music and admits how boring it was to write some of his books, says he hates France's social security system and glorifies Khomeini's fundamentalist revolution. ``By gathering the late Foucault's scattered interviews and a few lectures, this omnibus helps render his dense thoughts more accessible,'' observed PW. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415901499
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/1990
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence D. Kritzman is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth.

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Table of Contents

Foreward; Introduction: Foucault and the politics of Experience Lawrence D. Kritzman; 1. The Minimalist Self; 2. Critical Theory/Intellectual History; 3. An aesthetics of Existence; 4. Politics and Reason; 5. The Art of Telling the Truth; 6. On Power; 7. Power and Sex; 8.

The Dangerous Individual; 9. Practicing Criticism; 10. Social Security; 11. Confinement, Psychiatry, Prison 12. Iran: The Spirit of a World Without Spirit; 13. The Battle for Chastity; 14. The Return of Morality; 15. The Concern for Truth; 16. Sexual Morality and the Law; 17. Sexual

Choice, Sexual Act: Foucault and Homosexuality; 18. The Functions of Literature; 19. Contemporary Music and Its Public; 20. The Masked Philosopher

Art Therapy)

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