Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

Discipline and Punish

By Michel Foucault

  • Release Date: 1979-01-12
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4
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Description

A brilliant work from the most influential philosopher since Sartre.

In this indispensable work, a brilliant thinker 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.

Reviews

  • A classic!

    5
    By bmerikal
    This seminal book (and its underlying methodology) is SO powerful. The single book I remember most from college. Read it and be dazzled by Foucault’s insights and his inversion of the old ”knowledge is power" truism.