HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Foucault Reader by Michel Foucault
Loading...

The Foucault Reader

by Michel Foucault

Other authors: Paul Rabinow (Editor)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,13937,185 (3.74)8
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 8 mentions

Showing 3 of 3
This book is intended as an accessible introduction and overview of Foucault's main ideas. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially undergrad students, who want to get a grasp of Foucauldian theory which can otherwise be a bit overwhelming at first if read straight from the man himself. As another reviewer has said though, it probably won't include much for those that are already familiar with Foucault's work. Personally, I always found it very useful in helping to remind me of certain terms and concepts.
  Ilikecoffee | Oct 10, 2011 |
This is a compilation of some of Foucault's most interesting or important writings. This is designed to give the reader a cross-section, a sense of Foucault's body of work in general. ( )
1 vote AlexTheHunn | Oct 9, 2007 |
For anybody with more than a superficial interest in Foucault's thought, I would strongly suggest not buying this volume. Buy Discipline and Punish, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, the three volume Essential Foucault, The Order of Things, and Language, Counter-memory, Practice instead. I bought this for a graduate seminar on Foucault and was a bit peeved to see how much it overlapped with books I already owned or was going to have to buy soon thereafter. ( )
1 vote metatext | Apr 12, 2007 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Michel Foucaultprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rabinow, PaulEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394713400, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:00:39 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
83 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.74)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 5
2.5
3 20
3.5 3
4 36
4.5
5 14

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,700,311 books! | Top bar: Always visible