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Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge — are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things said" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal.

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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.

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9780394711065
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Publisher:
Vintage
Translator:
Smith, A. M. Sheridan
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Yourdon
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New York :
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Modern
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Rhetoric
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Sociology - General
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Reasoning
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Questions & Answers
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Learning and scholarship
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Knowledge, sociology of
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History & Surveys - Modern
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Philosophy : General
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philosophy;theory;history;foucault;critical theory;epistemology;poststructuralism;language;discourse;social theory;postmodernism;linguistics;knowledge;non-fiction;cultural studies;french;20th century;sociology;postmodern;historiography;political theory;st
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Edition Number:
1
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Trade paper
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Vintage
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no. 1423
Publication Date:
19820912
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Paperback
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General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
256
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8.25x5.52x.69 in. .65 lbs.

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