The Foucault Reader (Peregrine Books)

4.02 avg rating
( 1,778 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140552102: The Foucault Reader (Peregrine Books)

Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. But of his many books, not one offers a satisfactory introduction to the entire complex body of his work. The Foucault Reader was commissioned precisely to serve that purpose.

The Reader contains selections from each area of Foucault's work as well as a wealth of previously unpublished writings, including important material written especially for this volume, the preface to the long-awaited second volume of The History of Sexuality, and interviews with Foucault himself, in the course of which he discussed his philosophy at first hand and with unprecedented candor.

This philosophy comprises an astonishing intellectual enterprise: a minute and ongoing investigation of the nature of power in society. Foucault's analyses of this power as it manifests itself in society, schools, hospitals, factories, homes, families, and other forms of organized society are brought together in The Foucault Reader to create an overview of this theme and of the broad social and political vision that underlies it.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Foucault, Michel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140552103 ISBN 13: 9780140552102
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140552103I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
42.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Foucault, Michel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140552103 ISBN 13: 9780140552102
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
glenthebookseller
(Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0140552103 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z0140552103Z3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
41.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.42
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Foucault, Michel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1986)
ISBN 10: 0140552103 ISBN 13: 9780140552102
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140552102-3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
59.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.23
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Foucault, Michel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1986)
ISBN 10: 0140552103 ISBN 13: 9780140552102
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory # 0140552103D

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
79.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds