Foucault: A Very Short Introduction - A Very Short Introduction
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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction - A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback, Gutting Gary)


Foucault: A Very Short Introduction - A Very Short Introduction  (English, Paperback, Gutting Gary)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • ISBN: 9780192805577, 9780192805577
  • Edition: 2005
  • Pages: 144

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 to make his theories clear and accessible for the beginner.

Here, Gary Gutting presents a comprehensive but non-systematic treatment of some highlights of Foucault's life and thought. The book begins with a brief biography to set the social and political stage. It then considers Foucault's thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene, his philosophical and historical work and the reception he received from the historical community, his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society, and his thoughts on sexuality.

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  • Foucault is a widely influential philosopher/writer people feel they ought to know about and whose opinions are still relevant today
  • A major influence on queer theory, Foucault also wrote about penal systems, power, knowledge, and identity
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Book Details
  • Oxford University Press
Publication Year
  • 2005 June
Series & Set Details
Series Name
  • Very Short Introductions
  • 8 mm
  • 180 mm
  • 110 mm
  • 0.39 inch
  • 129 gr
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