Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Paperback)

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre 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.

About the Author


Michel Foucault (1926-84) was one of the most significant social theorists of the twentieth century, his influence extending across many areas of the humanities and social sciences.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679752554
ISBN-10: 0679752552
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 25th, 1995
Pages: 352
Language: English