The importance of these lectures is that they are directly connected with two of Foucault's greatest books, Discipline and Punish
and The History of Sexuality: An Introduction
. Because they are clear and to the point, the lectures throw considerable light on the more difficult ideas and passages of their related published works. (The Stranger
About the Author
The works of Michel Foucault include Madness and Civilization, The History of Sexuality, and Discipline and Punish. Series editor Arnold I. Davidson teaches at the University of Chicago and is executive editor of the journal Critical Inquiry.