The second volume in an unprecedented publishing event: the complete Collège de France lectures of one of the most influential thinkers of the last century
Michel Foucault remains among the towering intellectual figures of postmodern philosophy. His works on sexuality, madness, the prison, and medicine are classics; his example continues to challenge and inspire. From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous Collège de France. These lectures were seminal events. Attended by thousands, they created benchmarks for contemporary critical inquiry.
The lectures comprising Abnormal begin by examining the role of psychiatry in modern criminal justice, and its method of categorizing individuals who "resemble their crime before they commit it." Building on the themes of societal self-defense in the first volume of this series, Foucault shows how and why defining "abnormality" and "normality" were prerogatives of power in the nineteenth century, shaping the institutions--from the prison system to the family--meant to deal in particular with “monstrosity,” whether sexual, phsyical, or spiritual.
The Collège de France lectures add immeasurably to our appreciation of Foucault's thought, and offer a unique window on his singular worldview.
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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.
'Abnormal make[s] a compelling case that practices of confinement, medico-legal judgement, and sexual normalization have been constituted within struggles for scientific power and control.' Notre Dame Philosophical Review 'The volume allows us to observe Foucault in the laboratory, at the threshold of a major re-orientation...indispensable reading for anybody interested in the history of medicine, psychiatry, sexuality, or the fluctuations of Foucault's thinking.' Medical History Journal 'These lecture courses are valuable for Foucault scholarship not only because they supplement the arguments given by Foucault in Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality but also because there are topics that come to the foreground in the lectures in a way that goes beyond the published texts.' Foucault Studies Journal
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