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Foucault On The Arts And Letters: Perspectives For The 21st Century

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As one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, Michel Foucault's reputation today rests on his political philosophy in relation to the contemporary subject in a neo-liberal and globalized society. This book offers insight into the role of the…
This Is Not a Pipe: 25th Anniversary Edition

|July 1, 2008

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What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? René Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault. Much better known for his…
Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters From The Bastille Archives

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Drunken and debauched husbands; libertine wives; vagabonding children. These and many more are the subjects of requests for confinement written to the king of France in the eighteenth century. These letters of arrest ( lettres de cachet ) from France’s…
Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

|August 1, 1991

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This wide-ranging study of sexual dissidence returns to the early modern period in order to focus, question, and develop issues of postmodernity, in the process brilliantly linking writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Gide, Wilde, and Genet, and cultural critics as…