Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780679752554
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 66,256
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French philosopher, historian, social theorist, and philologist. One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in postwar France, his work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology, and literary criticism.

One of AudioFile magazine's Golden Voices, Simon Prebble has received over twenty Earphones Awards and five Listen-Up Awards, and he has been a finalist fourteen times for an Audie Award. In 2006, Publishers Weekly named him Narrator of the Year, and he was named Booklist's 2010 Voice of Choice.

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