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Society Must be Defended

by Michel Foucault

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PUBLISHED: 7th October 2004
ISBN: 9780140270860
ANNOTATION:
This volume is a full transcript of the lectures given by Foucault in 1975-76. The main theme of the lectures is the contention that war can be used to analyze power relations. The book is coloured with historical examples, drawn from the early modern period in both England and France.
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  • Paperback
    $30.96
PUBLISHED: 7th October 2004
ISBN: 9780140270860
ANNOTATION:
This volume is a full transcript of the lectures given by Foucault in 1975-76. The main theme of the lectures is the contention that war can be used to analyze power relations. The book is coloured with historical examples, drawn from the early modern period in both England and France.

Annotation

This volume is a full transcript of the lectures given by Foucault in 1975-76. The main theme of the lectures is the contention that war can be used to analyze power relations. The book is coloured with historical examples, drawn from the early modern period in both England and France.

Publisher Description

SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED is a full transcript of the lectures given by Foucault at the College de France in 1975-76. The main theme of the lectures is the contention that war can be used to analyse power relations. Foucault contends that politics isa continuation of war by other means. Thus, any constitutional theory of sovereignty and right is an attempt to refute the fact that power relations are based upon a relationship of conflict, violence and domination. The book is coloured with historical examples, drawn from the early modern period in both England and France, with wonderful digressions into subjects as diverse as classical French tragedy and the gothic novel.

Author Biography

Michel Foucault was born in France in 1926. At the time of his death in 1984, he was without doubt France's most prominent thinker. David Macey is the translator of numerous works from French and the author of LACAN IN CONTEXTS, THE LIVES OF MICHEL FOUCAULT, FRANTZ FANON: A LIFE and THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF CRITICAL THEORY

Review

"[Foucault] has an alert and sensitive mind which can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions...[He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture."

Product Details

Pages
336
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2004
Translator
David Macey
ISBN-10
0140270868
ISBN-13
9780140270860
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2004-10-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
French
Author
Michel Foucault
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Edited by
Mauro Bertani, Alessandro Fontana
Short Title
SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED
Language
English
Residence
FR
Subtitle
Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76
Audience
General/Trade