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Politics, Philosophy, Culture: Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984 Paperback – February 22, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0415901499 ISBN-10: 0415901499 Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Reprint edition (February 22, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415901499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415901499
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,078,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

"A candid, unbuttoned Foucault" praises rock music and admits how boring it was to write some of his books, says he hates France's social security system and glorifies Khomeini's fundamentalist revolution. "By gathering the late Foucault's scattered interviews and a few lectures, this omnibus helps render his dense thoughts more accessible," observed PW.
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. . . fills an important niche in presenting a significant number of Foucault's writings that otherwise would remain unavailable to an English-language audience. . . . this work demonstrates acute insights that illuminate the so-called `normal' world.
American Journal of Art Therapy

These writings evince Foucault at his most lucid. Kritzman's introduction is most helpful.
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One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French historian and philosopher associated with the structuralist and poststructuralist movements. He is often considered the most influential social theorist of the second half of the twentieth century, not only in philosophy but in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Among his most notable books are Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is great for general reading on Foucault. It does a great job tying together a lot of the things Foucault tried to say in his books. If you're a policy debater trying to become a Foucault buff, get this book. The chapter on critique does an excellent job drawing the distinction between criticism and transformation. It's good stuff :)
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Frederic Delarue on March 15, 2007
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I received my book a few weeks after my command which is fair if you consider I live in France. It is very interesting to search in the book what you need to with Amazon.
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