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The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault (Electronic book text)
The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault (Electronic book text): Lisa Downing
The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault (Electronic book text): Lisa Downing

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The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault (Electronic book text)

Lisa Downing

Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Hardcover)

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French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault is essential reading for students in departments of literature, history, sociology and cultural studies. His work on the institutions of mental health and medicine, the history of systems of knowledge, literature and literary theory, criminality and the prison system, and sexuality, has had a profound and enduring impact across the humanities and social sciences. This introductory book, written for students, offers in-depth critical and contextual perspectives on all of Foucault s major published works. It provides ways in to understanding Foucault s key concepts of subjectivity, discourse, and power and explains the problems of translation encountered in reading Foucault in English. The book also explores the critical reception of Foucault s works and acquaints the reader with the afterlives of some of his theories, particularly his influence on feminist and queer studies. This book offers the ideal introduction to a famously complex, controversial and important thinker."

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Hardcover)
Release date: 2008
Authors: Lisa Downing
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 138
ISBN-13: 978-1-282-39047-8
Barcode: 9781282390478
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 1-282-39047-3

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