Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rivkat - LibraryThing
It’s easy to understand why Foucault was such an influential theorist; his explanation of the use of information collection and standardization to work on the body, in places from prisons to hospitals ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TakeItOrLeaveIt - LibraryThing
Foucault is a historian, at least a his-story-ian. and this is an interesting story. take the soul out of the prisoner, the atrocities of the execution, the discipline and punishment pre 1847 when ... Read full review