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Title Reassessing Foucault : power, medicine, and the body / edited by Colin Jones and Roy Porter.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  303.3 FOUC/ REAS    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 225 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Studies in the social history of medicine.
Studies in the social history of medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction / Colin Jones and Roy Porter -- 2. Bodies of Knowledge/Knowledge of Bodies / David Armstrong -- 3. On Anti-Medicine and Clinical Reason / Thomas Osborne -- 4. Medicine, History and the Present / Nikolas Rose -- 5. Inventing Mouths: Disciplinary Power and Dentistry / Sarah Nettleton -- 6. Power and Humanity, or Foucault among the Historians / Randall McGowen -- 7. Bodies in Space: Foucault's Account of Disciplinary Power / Felix Driver -- 8. Applying Foucault: Some Problems Encountered in the Application of Foucault's Methods to the History of Medicine in Prisons / Stephen Watson -- 9. Foucault's Theory of Discourse and Human Agency / Dieter Freundlieb -- 10. The Reception of Michel Foucault's Ideas on Social Discipline, Mental Asylums, Hospitals and the Medical Profession in German Historiography / Martin Dinges -- Select Bibliography I Texts by Foucault -- Select Bibliography II Works on Foucault.
Summary "Reassessing Foucault" sets out to neither bury Foucault or to praise him--instead, it subjects his key teachings in a number of fields to close scrutiny. The editors and writers contained here are noted scholars who have written widely on topics central to the concerns of Foucault. Contributors to this volume examine his methodological and philosophical writings, his ideas about prisons, hospitals and other institutions, his views on madness, health and disease, and his thinking about the body. These essays engage principal aspects of his thought and relevance, and suggest ways in which Foucault's influence will continue to dominate cultural history and the social sciences. Contributors: Roy Porter, Colin Jones, David Armstrong, Martin Dinges, Felix Driver, Dieter Freundlieb, Randall McGowan, Sarah Nettleton, Thomas Osborne, Nikolas Rose, Stephen Watson.
Other author Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
Jones, Colin, 1947-
Subject Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Power (Social sciences)
Associations, institutions, etc.
Social medicine.
ISBN 0415075424
0415183413 (paperback)