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Foucault and Politics

A Critical Introduction

Mark G. E. Kelly

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A clear and critical account of Foucault's political thought: what he said, how it's been used and its influence today

This book surveys Michel Foucault’s thought in the context of his life and times, utilising the latest primary and secondary materials to explain the political implications of each phase of his work and the relationships between each phase. It also illustrates how his thought has been used in the political sphere and examines the importance of his work for politics today.

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Contents

Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 In the Wake of Marx
2 Madness and Psychology
3 Words and Things
4 Genealogy and Discipline
5 Power and Resistance
6 Sex and Life
7 Government and Governmentality
8 Self and Ethics
References
Index

About the Author

Mark Kelly is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault and Foucault’s History of Sexuality Volume I, The Will to Knowledge. He is Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.

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