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.
An eye opener
I was assigned the “Means of Correct Training” and “Panopticism” portions of the book for two of my college classes and they have completely opened up my worldview. I highly recommend this reading to someone who wants to learn more about how society and the individual is conditioned.
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.