Michel Foucault /

Smart, Barry.

Michel Foucault / - London : Routledge, 1988. - Key sociologists . - Key sociologists. .

Reprint of 1985 ed. published by Horwood and Tavistock.

Introduction -- Major Themes and Issues -- Questions of Method and Analysis -- Subjects of Power, Objects of Knowledge -- The State, Resistance and Rationality -- Suggestions for Further Reading --

In investigating the major works of Michel Foucault, Barry Smart focuses on the anaylsis of the relations of power and knowledge, and modes of objectification through which human beings are made subjects; and addresses controversial issues concerning the state and resistance to power. The development of Foucault's work from the early text on madness to the final studies of sexuality, and the question of the works methodological value and status as a form of critical analysis, are reviewed comprehensively. --cover

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Foucault, Michel.



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