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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

by: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Vintage (1975)

$17.00

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Where does knowledge originate? Or power for that matter? How did the transformation of feudal society into capitalism call forth a new definition of the body? Is there a socio-dynamic & psycho-social relationship between pleasure & punishment? Is this an isolated symptom of the free world embedded w/ a penal system? His analysis goes beyond a critique of a nanny state, but critically examines the structure of power.