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Discipline & Punish - The Birth of the Prison

Michel Foucault

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Two hundred and fifty years ago, a man condemned of attempting to assassinate the King of France was drawn and quartered in a grisly spectacle that suggested an unmediated duel between the violence of the criminal and the violence of the state. This groundbreaking book by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul-and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity. Lucidly reasoned and deftly marshaling a vast body of research, Discipline and Punish is a genuinely revolutionary book, whose implications extend beyond the prison to the minute power relations of our society.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

13h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

50:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

53:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

59:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

54:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:22