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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Penguin Social Sciences) By Michel Foucault

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Penguin Social Sciences)
by Michel Foucault

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.
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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison Summary


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.

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GOR001370469
Title
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Penguin Social Sciences)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
014013722X
ISBN 13
9780140137224
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