Reassessing Foucault Power Medicine and the Body Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities his writings are notoriously difficult Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wid

  • Title: Reassessing Foucault: Power, Medicine and the Body
  • Author: Colin Jones
  • ISBN: 9780415183413
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences Focusing on the social history of medicine, successive chapters deal with his historiographical, methodological and philosoThough Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences Focusing on the social history of medicine, successive chapters deal with his historiographical, methodological and philosophical writings, his ideas about prisons, hospitals, madness and disease, and his thinking about the body The book also suggests ways in which Foucault s influence will continue to dominate cultural history and the social sciences.

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    1. An interesting collection of essays examining Foucault's work, mainly Discipline and Punish and Birth of the Clinic. Some of the included essays were a little more repetitive than others (for example, many of them open with a discussion of Foucault's controversial reputation among historians, which covers very little new ground each time). I particularly enjoyed Nikolas Rose's "Medicine, History and the Present" and Sarah Nettleton's "Inventing Mouths: Disciplinary Power and Dentistry".

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