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Discipline & punish: the birth of the prison

Discipline & punish: the birth of the prison

Foucault, Michel; Prebble, Simon

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

CD, CD, Audiobook. French.
Unabridged edition .
Published Tantor Media, 2013

Available at All Saints.

  • All Saints – One available in AV CD 365.9/FOU

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    19284543 AV CD 365.9/FOU AV - Two Week Lending Available


Statement of responsibility: by Michel Foucault, narrated by Simon Prebble
ISBN: 1452665567, 9781452665566
Note: MP3-CD. This audiobook is encoded in MP3 format and is iPod Ready.
Note: Compact disc.
Physical Description: 2 sound discs (780 min.)
Added Entry: Discipline and punish.