The Passion of Michel Foucault
Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.
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What is fascinating about prisons is that , for once , power doesn ' t hide or mask
itself ; it reveals itself as tyranny pursued down to the smallest details ; it is cynical
and at the same time pure and entirely ' justified ' because its practice can be ...
fire to the prison library ; individual prisoners smashed the bars on their cell
windows and hurled out beds , chairs , dishes . Seizing one of the prison ' s three
buildings , the rebels chanted “ Down with dictatorship ! " and sang the
Published by Gallimard in 1973 , Suicides in Prison , like its predecessors , was
intended to be a documentary ... facts about the shockingly high number of self -
inflicted deaths — thirty - two — that had occurred in French prisons in 1972 .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knownever - LibraryThing
Foucault would hate this book, but the freak-reader will appreciate that the guy was a total freak (in both the best and worst ways). He sounds utterly histrionic and unbearable (repeated youthful ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
Being a neophyte Foucault researcher, a Professor at my university recommended this book as a good frame for viewing the rest of his work. Context is always valuable, but I am starting to feel that ... Read full review