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Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

Autor(a) de Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

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About the Author

Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France, and was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris. He taught at colleges all across Europe, including the Universities of Lill, Uppsala, Hamburg, and Warsaw, before returning to France. There he taught at the University of Paris and the mostrar mais College of France, where he served as the chairman of History of Systems of Thought until his death. Regarded as one of the great French thinkers of the twentieth century, Foucault's interest was in the human sciences, areas such as psychiatry, language, literature, and intellectual history. He made significant contributions not just to the fields themselves, but to the way these areas are studied, and is particularly known for his work on the development of twentieth-century attitudes toward knowledge, sexuality, illness, and madness. Foucault's initial study of these subjects used an archaeological method, which involved sifting through seemingly unrelated scholarly minutia of a certain time period in order to reconstruct, analyze, and classify the age according to the types of knowledge that were possible during that time. This approach was used in Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, for which Foucault received a medal from France's Center of Scientific Research in 1961, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge. Foucault also wrote Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of the Prison, a study of the ways that society's views of crime and punishment have developed, and The History of Sexuality, which was intended to be a six-volume series. Before he could begin the final two volumes, however, Foucault died of a neurological disorder in 1984. (Bowker Author Biography) An outstanding philosopher and intellectual figure on the contemporary scene, Foucault has been influential in both philosophy and the recent interpretation of literature. Trained in philosophy and psychology, he was named to a chair at the College de France in 1970. He also taught in various departments of French literature as a visiting professor in the United States. Until 1968 he was a major figure in the critical movement known as structuralism, a method of intellectual inquiry based on the idea that all human behavior and achievement arises from an innate ability to organize, or "structure," human experiences. In both The Order of Things (1966) and The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969) he was interested in the organization of human knowledge and in the transformations of intellectual categories. His influential history of the prison, Discipline and Punish (1975), contributed to the study of the relationship of power and various forms of knowledge, as did the several volumes of an unfinished History of Sexuality published just before his death. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Michel Foucault

The Foucault Reader (1984) 1,855 exemplares
The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969) 1,127 exemplares
History of Madness (1972) 1,074 exemplares
This Is Not a Pipe (1973) 768 exemplares
Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth (1996) 535 exemplares
Security, Territory, Population (2004) 485 exemplares
Language, Counter Memory, Practice (1977) 390 exemplares
The Order of Discourse (1971) 388 exemplares
Mental Illness and Psychology (1954) 285 exemplares
The Courage of Truth (2009) 237 exemplares
The Essential Foucault (2003) 200 exemplares
The Politics of Truth (1997) 177 exemplares
Fearless Speech (1989) 172 exemplares
Foucault Live: Interviews, 1961-84 (1989) 169 exemplares
Microfísica do Poder (1969) 155 exemplares
Foucault: A Critical Reader (1986) — Autor — 116 exemplares
The History of Sexuality 1-3 (1978) 106 exemplares
Religion and Culture (1999) 103 exemplares
Manet and the Object of Painting (2009) 59 exemplares
El pensamiento del afuera (1986) 40 exemplares
Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives (1982) — Présentation — 30 exemplares
Dream and Existence (1986) 28 exemplares
Résumé des cours, 1970-1982 (1989) 25 exemplares
El poder, una bestia magnífica (1994) 25 exemplares
Speech Begins after Death (2013) 24 exemplares
Philosophie : Anthologie (2004) 23 exemplares
La vita degli uomini infami (1990) 22 exemplares
Nietzsche, Freud, Marx (1981) 21 exemplares
Was ist Kritik? (1992) 19 exemplares
Power, Truth, Strategy (1979) 16 exemplares
Analytik der Macht (2005) 16 exemplares
Sobre la Ilustración (2003) 16 exemplares
Schriften zur Literatur (1974) 15 exemplares
Von der Subversion des Wissens (1974) 12 exemplares
Dits et écrits, 1954-1988 (1994) 12 exemplares
Entre Filosofía y Literatura (1999) 12 exemplares
Obras esenciales (2010) 11 exemplares
Diskursernas kamp (2008) 11 exemplares
Scritti letterari (1996) 10 exemplares
Le beau danger (2011) 9 exemplares
Foucault : Œuvres (Tome 1) (2015) 8 exemplares
Foucault/Nietzsche (1998) 8 exemplares
A mulher / Os rapazes (1997) 7 exemplares
OEuvres (Tome 2) (2015) 6 exemplares
Language to Infinity (1996) 6 exemplares
Özne ve İktidar (2000) 5 exemplares
Le Discours philosophique (2023) 5 exemplares
Foucault. Philosophie jetzt! (2001) 5 exemplares
Illuminismo e critica (1997) 5 exemplares
Der Staub und die Wolke (1981) 5 exemplares
Short Cuts. 3. Michel Foucault (2004) 4 exemplares
La imposible prisión debate con Michel Foucault (1980) — Autor — 4 exemplares
La sexualité (2018) 4 exemplares
Parhaat (2014) 4 exemplares
Taccuino persiano (1998) 4 exemplares
Follia e psichiatria (2006) 4 exemplares
Saber y verdad (1985) 4 exemplares
Buyuk Yabanci (2015) 4 exemplares
The Japan Lectures (2023) 3 exemplares
Un peligro que seduce (2012) 3 exemplares
Diálogo (2007) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Deleuze 3 exemplares
absolute Michel Foucault (2009) 3 exemplares
Folie, langage, littérature (2019) 3 exemplares
Foucault vist per Foucault (2003) 3 exemplares
Las redes del poder (2014) 3 exemplares
Sobre a sexualidade 3 exemplares
Etica Del Pensamiento La (2013) 2 exemplares
Alternative alla prigione (2021) 2 exemplares
Disparen Sobre Focault (1999) 2 exemplares
Les mots et les choses (1974) 2 exemplares
Bir Aile Cinayeti (2007) 2 exemplares
My secret life (extraits) (1977) 2 exemplares
Dossier 2 exemplares
Der anthropologische Zirkel (2003) 2 exemplares
Geschiedenistheorie 1 2 exemplares
The Discourse on Language (1971) 2 exemplares
Archives de l'infamie (2009) 2 exemplares
Das Spektrum der Genealogie (1996) 2 exemplares
Le débat 1 exemplar
Sociedade e doenca mental (1978) 1 exemplar
Il sogno (2003) 1 exemplar
L' uso dei piaceri 1 exemplar
La cura di sé 1 exemplar
Patiesība. Vara. Patība (1995) 1 exemplar
Michel Foucault 1 exemplar
Herculine Barbin 1 exemplar
Michel Foucault 1 exemplar
Omsorgen for seg selv (2020) 1 exemplar
DIAL CTICA y libertad (1976) 1 exemplar
Guzel Tehlike (2013) 1 exemplar
Foucault 1 exemplar
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Foucault, Blanchot 1 exemplar
Rád diskurzu (2006) 1 exemplar
Tiesa ir teisinės formos (2020) 1 exemplar
Kjødets bekjennelser (2020) 1 exemplar
Benin Yapımı 1 exemplar
Gizakiaren heriotzaz (1998) 1 exemplar
Nadzorowac i karac NW (2020) 1 exemplar
Panopticism 1 exemplar
La prosa del mondo 1 exemplar
Rzadzenie soba i innymi. (2018) 1 exemplar
La Peinture Photogenique (2014) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972) — Preface, algumas edições2,195 exemplares
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1874) — Introdução, algumas edições952 exemplares
Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics (1982) — Posfácio — 428 exemplares
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1984) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1974) — Tradutor, algumas edições200 exemplares
The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality (1991) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
After Philosophy: End or Transformation? (1986) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Modern Historiography Reader: Western Sources (2008) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Foucault and Neoliberalism (2014) — Autor — 36 exemplares
Sexuality and Masquerade: The Dedalus Book of Sexual Ambiguity (1996) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
What Is Gender Nihilism? A Reader — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Michel Foucault (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Le Débat, numéro 27 (novembre 1983) (1983) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Fiction 2 : Del Soggetto (1977) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊 審美 第七号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Florence, Maurice
Foucault, Paul-Michel (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Vendeuvre-du-Poitou, Vienne, Grand-Est, France
France (birth)
Local de nascimento
Poitiers, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Local de falecimento
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Poitiers, France
Uppsala, Sweden
Tunis, Tunisia
Paris, France
École Normale Supérieure
Collège de Sorbonne
Lycee Henri-IV, Paris, France
university professor
social theorist
Defert, Daniel (partner)
Université Lille Nord de France
University of Clermont-Ferrand
Tunis University
Collège de France
Groupe d'Information sur les Prisons

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Paul-Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, and attended the elite École Normale Supérieure. His first major book, Madness and Civilization, was published in 1961. He taught at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, and in 1969 became Professor of the History of Systems of Thought at the prestigious Collège de France, a position he held until his death. He also lectured at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley. Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions and his work on the history of human sexuality.



É um estudo científico, fartamente documentado, sobre a evolução histórica da legislação penal e respectivos métodos coercitivos e punitivos adotados pelo poder público na repressão da delinquencia. Métodos que vão da violência física até instituições correcionais. Esta edição revista traz também uma nova capa mais moderna e atual.
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