Psychiatric Power (Lectures at the Collge de France)

Psychiatric Power (Lectures at the Collge de France) by Michel Foucault 0312203314 9780312203313
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In Psychiatric Power, the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the College de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminal Madness and Civilization, sketching the genealogy of psychiatry and of its characteristic form of power/knowledge. Madness and Civilization undertook the archeology of the division according to which, in Western Society, the madman found himself separated from the sane. That book ends with the medicalization of madness at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Psychiatric Power continues this discourse up to the end of the nineteenth century, and the double depsychiatrization of madness, now dispersed between the neurologist and the psychoanalyst. Presented in a conversational tone, Psychiatric Power brings fresh access and light to the work of one of the past centurys preeminent thinkers.

Author: Michel Foucault

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 414

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 2008-06-24

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