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The ideal guide to Foucault's work for the non-specialist reader. Organised into easy-to-follow thematic sections, it allows the student to explore Foucault's work with no previous knowledge of contemporary theory. It takes the student through the major strands of Foucault's thought on power and knowledge, discipline and punishment, history and the subject, in a clear and engaging style, providing an easy entry into the complexities of Foucault's thinking.
About the Author
Philip Barker is Honorary Research Adviser at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland
Sets out to offer a clear exposition of key Foucauldian ideas such as 'the death of the author', the relationship between body and text, Foucault's complex writings on discourse and power, the episteme, and historical knowledge...full of useful insights.