Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault / Edition 1

Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault / Edition 1

by Luther H. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870235931

ISBN-13: 9780870235931

Pub. Date: 01/07/1988

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

Shortly before his death in 1984, Michel Foucault spoke of an idea for a new book on "technologies of the self." He described it as "composed of different papers about the self...,about the role of reading and writing in constituting the self... and so on." The book Foucault envisioned was based on a faculty seminar on "Technologies of the Self," originally

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Shortly before his death in 1984, Michel Foucault spoke of an idea for a new book on "technologies of the self." He described it as "composed of different papers about the self...,about the role of reading and writing in constituting the self... and so on." The book Foucault envisioned was based on a faculty seminar on "Technologies of the Self," originally presented at the University of Vermont in the fall of 1982. This volume is a partial record of that seminar.

In many ways, Foucault's project on the self was the logical conclusion to his historical inquiry over twenty-five years into insanity, deviancy, criminality, and sexuality. Because Foucault died before he completed the revisions of his seminar presentations, this volume includes a careful transcription instead...as a prolegomenon to that unfinished task.

Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic.

This volume was edited by Luther H. Martin, Huck Gutman, and Patrick H. Hutton.

University of Massachusetts Press

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ISBN-13:
9780870235931
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
01/07/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x (h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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