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Abnormal : Lectures at the Coll?ge de France, 1974--1975

Abnormal : Lectures at the Coll?ge de France, 1974--1975 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312424053

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Published: 2003
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Abnormal : Lectures at the Coll?ge de France, 1974--1975 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312424053

Michel Foucault and Arnold I. Davidson

ISBN13: 978-0312424053
ISBN10: 0312424051
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Picador USA

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous College de France. Attended by thousands, these were seminal events in the world of French letters. Picador is proud to be publishing the lectures in thirteen volumes.

The lectures comprising Abnormal begin by examining the role of psychiatry in modern criminal justice, and its method of categorizing individuals who "resemble their crime before they commit it." Building on the themes of societal self-defense in "Society Must Be Defended," Foucault shows how and why defining "abnormality" and "normality" were preorogatives of power in the nineteenth century.

The College de France lectures add immeasurably to our appreciation of Foucault's work and offer a unique window into his thinking.

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