Foucault: a Very Short Introduction

ISBN-10: 0192805576
ISBN-13: 9780192805577
Authors: Gary Gutting
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From aesthetics to the penal system, and from madness and civilization to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with fresh versions that are still being debated today. A major influence on Queer Theory and gender studies (he was openly gay and died of an AIDS-related illness in 1984), he also wrote on architecture, history, law, medicine, literature, politics, and of course philosophy. He even managed to write a best seller in France on a book dedicated to the history of systems of thought. Because he never succinctly stated his arguments, those trying to come to terms with Foucault's work have desperately sought introductory material…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 144 Dimensions: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.484 lbs. Language: English