Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison
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Product Number: Z100100015
Released: Jul 20, 2015
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ISBN: #9781452695563
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Two hundred and fifty years ago, a man condemned of attempting to assassinate the King of France was drawn and quartered in a grisly spectacle that suggested an unmediated duel between the violence of the criminal and the violence of the state. This groundbreaking book by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul-and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity. Lucidly reasoned and deftly marshaling a vast body of research, Discipline and Punish is a genuinely revolutionary book, whose implications extend beyond the prison to the minute power relations of our society.

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Author(s): Michel Foucault
Original Publish Date: Sep 23, 2013

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Product Number:DD9743
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Author(s): Michel Foucault
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Product Number DD9743
Released: Apr 25, 1995
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452615561

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