The Productive Body by Didier DeleuleThe Productive Body by Didier Deleule

The Productive Body

byDidier Deleule, François GuéryTranslated byStephen Shapiro

Paperback | March 28, 2014

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The Productive Body asks how the human body and its labor have been expropriated and re-engineered through successive stages of capitalism; and how capitalism's transformation of the body is related to the rise of scientific psychology and social science disciplines complicit with modern regimes of control. In Discipline and Punish, Foucault cited Guéry and Deleule in order to link Marx's diagnosis of capitalism with his own critique of power/knowledge. The Productive Body brings together Marxism and theories of the body-machine for the goal of political revolution.
Didier Deleule is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense and President of the Société Française de Philosophie. François Guéry is Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon. Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro are Professors, respectively, at the universities of K...
Title:The Productive BodyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:155 pages, 8.44 × 5.53 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:8.44 × 5.53 × 0.36 inPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:Zero BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780995768

ISBN - 13:9781780995762


Editorial Reviews

The technological mutations of the apparatus of production, the division of labour and the elaboration of the disciplinary techniques sustained an ensemble of very close relations (cf. Marx, Capital, vol. i, chapter XIII and the very interesting analysis in Guerry and Deleule). Each makes the other possible and necessary; each provides a model for the other.'
--Michael Foucault