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Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison

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'Imaginative, illuminating and innovative' The New York Times Book Review

The grisly spectacle of public executions and torture of centuries ago has been replaced by the penal system in western society - but has anything really changed?

In his revolutionary work on control and power relations in our public institutions, Michel Foucault argues that the development of prisons, police organizations and legal hierarchies has merely changed the focus of domination from our bodies to our souls. Even schools, factories, barracks and hospitals, in which an individual's time is controlled hour by hour, are part of a disciplinary society.

'Foucault's genius is called forth into the eloquent clarity of his passions ... his best book' Washington Post

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Penguin
014199133X / 9780141991337
eBook (Adobe Pdf, EPUB)
365.643
14/11/2019
England
English
352 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
Reprint. Translated from the French Previously issued in print: London: Allen Lane, 1977 This translation previously issued in print: London: Allen Lane, 1977 Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed.