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How to Read Foucault's Discipline and Punish

Stephen Shapiro and Anne Schwan

How to Read Foucault's Discipline and Punish

Stephen Shapiro and Anne Schwan

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 4.92126 x 6.9685
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745329802 Published September 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745329819 Published September 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish is one of the best-selling works of critical theory and a key text on many undergraduate courses. However, it is a long, difficult text which makes Anne Schwan and Stephen Shapiro's excellent step-by-step reading guide a welcome addition to the How to Read Theory series.

Undergraduates across a wide range of disciplines are expected to have a solid understanding of Foucault's key terms, which have become commonplace in critical thinking today. While there are many texts that survey Foucault's thought, these are often more general overviews or biographical précis that give little in the way of robust explanation and discussion. In contrast, Schwan and Shapiro take a plain-speaking, yet detailed, approach, specifically designed to give students a thorough understanding of one of the most influential texts in contemporary cultural theory.

Contents

Rationale
Overview
Note on Translation
Part One: Torture
1. The Body of the Condemned
2. The Spectacle of the Scaffold
Part Two: Punishment
1. Generalized Punishment
2. The Gentle Way in Punishment
Part Three: Discipline
1. Docile Bodies
2. The Means of Correct Training
3. Panopticism
Part Four: Prison
1. Complete and Austere Institutions
2. Illegalities and Delinquency
3. The Carceral
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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