Rewriting the History of Madness: Studies in Foucault's 'Histoire de la Folie'by Arthur Still
Pub. Date: 11/10/1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Michel Foucault has had an extraordinary impact on writers in the human sciences since his first book Madness and Civilization appeared in English. This title assesses the reactions to Madness and Civilization.
Table of ContentsPreface, Editors' Introduction, Reading Foucault 1. Histoire de la Folie: an unknown book by Michel Foucault Colin Gordon, Responses 2. Foucault and the Psychiatric Practitioner Peter Barham 3. Madness, Medicine and the State Paul Bove 4. The Two Readings of Histoire de la Folie in France Robert Castel 5. `The Lively sensibility of the Frenchman': some reflections on the place of France in Foucault's Histoire de la Folie Jan Goldstein 6. Foucault, History and Madness Dominick La Capra 7. Foucault, Ambiguity, and the Rhetoric of Historiography Allan Megill 8. Reading and Believing: on the reappraisal of Michel Foucault H.C. Erik Midelfort 9. Misuderstanding Foucault Geoffrey Pearson 10. Foucault's Great Confinement Roy Porter 11. Foucault, Rhetoric and Translation: Figures of Madness Anthony Pugh 12. Of Madness Itself: Histoire de la Folie and the object of psychiatric history Nikolas Rose 13. A Failure to Communicate? On the reception of Foucault's Histoire de la Folie by Anglo-American Historians Andrew Scull, Review 14. Rewriting the History of Misreadiing Colin Gordon 15. Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilization: A Selective Bibliography with Critical Notations Mark Erickson, Notes on Contributors, Index
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