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Add This - Power/Knowledge

Written by Michel FoucaultAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michel Foucault

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 12, 1980
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-73954-0 (0-394-73954-X)
about this book

Edited and with an afterword by Colin Gordon.  In this set of essays and interviews, Foucault interprets his writings on such themes as sexuality, politics, and punishment, stressing the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is compiling.  As Foucault shows, what he has always been describing is the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power "reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives."  Translated by Colin Gordon, Leo Marshall, John Mepham, and Kate Soper.