"Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the College de France, 1975-1976

by Michel Foucault
     
 

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An examination of the relation between war and politics, by one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers

From 1971 until 1984 at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures ranging freely and conversationally over the range of his research. In Society Must Be Defended, Foucault deals with the emergence in the

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An examination of the relation between war and politics, by one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers

From 1971 until 1984 at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures ranging freely and conversationally over the range of his research. In Society Must Be Defended, Foucault deals with the emergence in the early seventeenth century of a new understanding of war as the permanent basis of all institutions of power, a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis. Tracing this development, Foucault outlines the genealogy of power and knowledge that had become his dominant concern.

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ISBN-13:
9780312422660
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Lectures at the College de France Series, #3
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
533,567
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.98(d)

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