Discipline and Punish

The Birth of the Prison

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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
1979
January 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10.5
MB

Customer Reviews

B. Z. J. ,

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.

bmerikal ,

A classic!

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.

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