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Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison

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'Imaginative, illuminating and innovative' The New York Times Book ReviewThe grisly spectacle of public executions and torture of centuries ago has been replaced by the penal system in western society - but has anything really changed?In his revolutionary work on control and power relations in our public institutions, Michel Foucault argues that the development of prisons, police organizations and legal hierarchies has merely changed the focus of domination from our bodies to our souls.

Even schools, factories, barracks and hospitals, in which an individual's time is controlled hour by hour, are part of a disciplinary society. 'Foucault's genius is called forth into the eloquent clarity of his passions ... his best book' Washington Post

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Penguin Classics
0241386012 / 9780241386019
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
ix, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
20 cm
Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Allen Lane, 1977.