How to Read Foucault, Paperback

How to Read Foucault Paperback

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Michel Foucault was a twentieth century philosopher of extraordinary talent, a political activist, social theorist, cultural critic and creative historian.

He irreversibly shaped the ways we think today about such controversial issues as power, sexuality, madness and criminality.

Johanna Oksala explores the conceptual tools that Foucault gave us for constructing new forms of thinking as well as for smashing old certainties.

She offers a lucid account of him as a thinker whose persistent aim was to challenge the self-evidence and necessity of our current experiences, practices and institutions by showing their historical development and therefore, contingency.

Extracts are taken from the whole range of Foucault's writings - his books, essays, lectures and interviews - including the major works "History of Madness", "The Order of Things", "Discipline and Punish" and "The History of Sexuality".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 130 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Granta Books
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  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781862077676



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