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Reassessing Foucault

Power, Medicine and the Body

Edited by Colin Jones, Roy Porter

Routledge – 1998 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

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Description

Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences.

Focusing on the social history of medicine, successive chapters deal with his historiographical, methodological and philosophical writings, his ideas about prisons, hospitals, madness and disease, and his thinking about the body.

The book also suggests ways in which Foucault's influence will continue to dominate cultural history and the social sciences.

Contents

David Armstrong, Guy's Hospital Medical School; Nikolas Rose, Goldsmiths'; Martin Dinges, Stuttgart; Felix Driver, Royal Holloway; Dieter Freundlieb, Griffith University, Brisbane, Randall McGowan, University of Oregon; Sarah Nettleton, Newcastle Polytechnic

Author Bio

Colin Jones is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. Roy Porter is Professor of Social History of Medicine a the Wellcome Institute in London.

Name: Reassessing Foucault: Power, Medicine and the Body (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Colin Jones, Roy Porter. Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences...
Categories: Contemporary History 1945-, History: Theory, Method & Historiography, History of Medicine