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Michel Foucault
     

Michel Foucault

by David R. Shumway
 

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David Shumway has provided, for the nonspecialist, a systematic analysis of the works of Foucault that is both thorough and accessible. Drawing on examples from a wide range of disciplines and materials, he illustrates those things in Foucault's work that tend to be stumbling blocks, yet avoids oversimplification. Shumway connects Foucault's various conceptual and

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David Shumway has provided, for the nonspecialist, a systematic analysis of the works of Foucault that is both thorough and accessible. Drawing on examples from a wide range of disciplines and materials, he illustrates those things in Foucault's work that tend to be stumbling blocks, yet avoids oversimplification. Shumway connects Foucault's various conceptual and linguistic techniques to the basic critical strategies and purpose of his philosophy. The book is organized to reflect both the evolution of Foucault's thought and the continuity in his philosophical and ethical concerns.

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Makes available a paperbound edition of the 1989 (G.K. Hall) overview. Drawing on examples from a wide range of disciplines and materials, Shumway writes for nonspecialists interested in Foucault and his reconceptualization of history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813914152
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Series:
World Authors Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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