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Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Michel Foucault

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ISBN 10: 0394499425 / ISBN 13: 9780394499420
Published by Pantheon, N. Y., 1977
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Protected jacket has a small closed tear at the top left in front, another at the top middle in back, price intact, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. There are a few pencil marks in the margins and some notes in pencil on the last inside page. Bookseller Inventory # 009879

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Title: Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Publisher: Pantheon, N. Y.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Editiion.

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In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. The economic changes and growing popular dissent of the 18th century made necessary a more systematic control over the individual members of society, and this in effect meant a change from punishment, which chastised the body, to reform, which touched the soul. Foucault shows the development of the Western system of prisons, police organizations, administrative and legal hierarchies for social control - and the growth of disciplinary society as a whole. He also reveals that between school, factories, barracks and hospitals all share a common organization, in which it is possible to control the use of an individual's time and space hour by hour.

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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.

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