Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

by Michel Foucault

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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307819291
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/18/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 235,549
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.

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