French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment by Paul RabinowFrench Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment by Paul Rabinow

French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment

byPaul Rabinow

Paperback | December 1, 1995

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In this study of space and power and knowledge in France from the 1830s through the 1930s, Rabinow uses the tools of anthropology, philosophy, and cultural criticism to examine how social environment was perceived and described. Ranging from epidemiology to the layout of colonial cities, he shows how modernity was revealed in urban planning, architecture, health and welfare administration, and social legislation.
Title:French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:University of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226701743

ISBN - 13:9780226701745

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Present
1. The Crisis of Representations: From Man to Milieux
2. Modern Elements: Reasons and Histories
3. Experiments in Social Paternalism
4. New Elites: From the Moral to the Social
5. Milieux: Pathos and Pacification
6. From Moralism to Welfare
7. Modern French Urbanism
8. Specific Intellectuals: Perfecting the Instruments
9. Techno-Cosmopolitanism: Governing Morocco
10. Middling Modernism: The Socio-Technical Environment