Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307819291
  • Release : 2012-04-18
  • Genre: Social Science
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • ISBN-10 : 9780679752554
  • Release : 1995
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Beginning with the emergence of Western penal methods in the seventeenth century, the noted French philosopher explores the role of prisons in society and shows that prisons today, as always, simply define, refine, and perpetuate crime. Reprint.

Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • ISBN-10 : 9780141991337
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
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In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. The economic changes and growing popular dissent of the 18th century made necessary a more systematic control over the individual members of society, and this in effect meant a change from punishment, which chastised the body, to reform, which touched the soul. Foucault shows the development of the Western system of prisons, police organizations, administrative and legal hierarchies for social control - and the growth of disciplinary society as a whole. He also reveals that between school, factories, barracks and hospitals all share a common organization, in which it is possible to control the use of an individual's time and space hour by hour.

Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish

  • Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • ISBN-10 : 014013722X
  • Release : 1977
  • Genre: Prison discipline
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Before the early 19th century, European ideas of crime and punishment tended to involve very public displays of the power of the monarch and the power of the state against the offending individual. Nowhere was this tendency more evident than in the spectacle of public executions. Those convicted of murder, piracy, counterfeiting, or other notable capital crimes would be taken to a public place for hanging or decapitation, and certain kinds of crimes warranted particularly gruesome punishments. In Discipline and Punish, social theorist Michel Foucault directly confronts and challenges a number of existing ideas surrounding the prison reforms of the late 1700s and early 1800s, and even into the twentieth century. By looking at the evolution of justice systems (focusing primarily on France), he suggests that the shift away from public executions and towards the idea of incarceration and reform within prison walls was a means of reframing the image of the power of society over the individual. Public executions often had the effect of making a criminal into a public martyr, and the ballads and broadsides printed for the common people did less to condemn the crime and more to glorify the criminal. By shifting the focus of justice into the prison and out of the public eye, authorities would have more direct control over the lives of those who had violated the norms of society.

Punishment and Culture

Punishment and Culture

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Author : Philip Smith
  • ISBN-10 : 9780226766102
  • Release : 2008-03-15
  • Genre: Law
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Philip Smith attacks the comfortable notion that punishment is about justice, reason and law. Instead, he argues that punishment is an essentially irrational act founded in ritual as a means to control evil without creating more of it in the process.

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era

  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Author : Scott Appelrouth
  • ISBN-10 : 9780761928010
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Social Science
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Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings combines the major writings of sociology’s core contemporary theorists with a historical and theoretical framework for understanding these works. Authors Scott Appelrouth and Laura Desfor Edles use this unique text/reader approach to introduce students to sociological theory in a lively and engaging fashion.

Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics

Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Author : J. Leatherman
  • ISBN-10 : 9780230612792
  • Release : 2008-06-09
  • Genre: Political Science
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Global politics is a crowded stage of players competing for power and authority. Who is in charge of what? How do they stay in charge and what are the effects? This volume raises these questions in case studies on regimes of torture and surveillance in women's rights, border control, media, global capital and religion.

Foucault

Foucault

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Author : Gilles Deleuze
  • ISBN-10 : 0826490786
  • Release : 2006-06-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Giles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Foucault, Deleuze presents one of the most incisive and productive analyses of the work of Michel Foucault. This is a crucial examination of the philosophical foundations and principal themes of Foucault's work, providing a rigorous engagement with Foucault's views on knowledge, punishment, power, and the nature of subjectivity. Translated by Seßn Hand. >

Punishment and Modern Society

Punishment and Modern Society

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Author : David Garland
  • ISBN-10 : 9780226922508
  • Release : 2012-04-26
  • Genre: Social Science
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In this path-breaking book, David Garland argues that punishment is a complex social institution that affects both social relations and cultural meanings. Drawing on theorists from Durkheim to Foucault, he insightfully critiques the entire spectrum of social thought concerning punishment, and reworks it into a new interpretive synthesis. "Punishment and Modern Society is an outstanding delineation of the sociology of punishment. At last the process that is surely the heart and soul of criminology, and perhaps of sociology as well—punishment—has been rescued from the fringes of these 'disciplines'. . . . This book is a first-class piece of scholarship."—Graeme Newman, Contemporary Sociology "Garland's treatment of the theorists he draws upon is erudite, faithful and constructive. . . . Punishment and Modern Society is a magnificent example of working social theory."—John R. Sutton, American Journal of Sociology "Punishment and Modern Society lifts contemporary penal issues from the mundane and narrow contours within which they are so often discussed and relocates them at the forefront of public policy. . . . This book will become a landmark study."—Andrew Rutherford, Legal Studies "This is a superbly intelligent study. Its comprehensive coverage makes it a genuine review of the field. Its scholarship and incisiveness of judgment will make it a constant reference work for the initiated, and its concluding theoretical synthesis will make it a challenge and inspiration for those undertaking research and writing on the subject. As a state-of-the-art account it is unlikely to be bettered for many a year."—Rod Morgan, British Journal of Criminology Winner of both the Outstanding Scholarship Award of the Crime and Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association's Crime, Law, and Deviance Section