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  • Published: 4 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241435144
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.00

The Foucault Reader



An introduction to the work of Michel Foucault, including detailed excerpts from all of his major works

The Foucault Reader is the ideal introduction to one the most stimulating and influential writers of the past century. It includes detailed excerpts from all his richly textured historical studies - including Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality - as well as many of his best interviews.

  • Published: 4 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241435144
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.00

About the author

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world. Social scientist and historian of ideas, Foucault was Profesor of History of Systems of Thought at the Collège de France. He wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews, and edited Critique. Among his many publications are Madness and Civilisation (1961); The Archaeology of Knowledge (1972); The Birth of the Clinic (1973); Discipline and Punish (1975); and three volumes of The History of Sexuality: Volume One, The Will To Knowledge (1976); Volume Two: The Use of Pleasure (1984); and Volume Three: The Care of the Self (1984). Many of his books are published by Penguin. Ethics and Aesthetics, the first and second parts of a three volume Essential Works of Michael Foucault, were recently published by Penguin. Power, part three, was recently published by Allen Lane. Professor Foucault died in 1994.

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