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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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greengills, December 21, 2012 (view all comments by greengills)
An exhaustively researched and brilliantly worded analysis on humanity's attempts to cull the undesirables of society ( or enemies of the state) through torture, murder and deprivation of life's basic necessities. Throughout the centuries the concept of immediate satisfaction in the execution of justice gave way to the erroneous conclusion that infinite confinement and banishment would cure what ails us. Foucault shines his laser like focus on all the aspects involved surrounding the birth of "punishment" as we recognize it today and plainly illuminates just how wrong we were. Highly Recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394727677
Subtitle:
The Birth of the Prison
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Prisons
Subject:
Punishment
Subject:
Prison discipline.
Subject:
Criminology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 289
Publication Date:
1979
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.16 x .72 in .5625 lb

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