Freedom and Bodies

Johanna Oksala

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    142 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Michel Foucault was one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. His work on freedom, subjectivity, and power is now central to thinking across an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, history, education, psychology, politics, anthropology, sociology, and criminology. "Michel Foucault: Key Concepts" explores Foucault's central ideas, such as disciplinary power, biopower, bodies, spirituality, and practices of the self. Each essay focuses on a specific concept, analyzing its meaning and uses across Foucault's work, highlighting its connection to other concepts, and emphasizing its potential applications. Together, the chapters provide the main co-ordinates to map Foucault's work. But more than a guide to the work, "Michel Foucault: Key Concepts" introduces readers to Foucault's thinking, equipping them with a set of tools that can facilitate and enhance further study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMichel Foucault
    Subtitle of host publicationKey Concepts
    EditorsDianna Taylor
    PublisherAcumen
    ISBN (Print)9781844652358
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    NameKey concepts
    PublisherAcumen

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