Michel Foucault: Key Concepts

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  • Copyright: 8/18/2014
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Michel Foucault's work on freedom, subjectivity, and power is now central to thinking in an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, history, 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 coordinates to map Foucault's work.

Author Biography

Dianna Taylor is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Power, freedom and subjectivityp. 1
Foucault's theory of powerp. 13
Disciplinary powerp. 27
Biopowerp. 41
Power/knowledgep. 55
Foucault's conception of freedomp. 71
Freedom and bodiesp. 85
Freedom and spiritualityp. 99
The practice of freedomp. 111
Foucault's theory and practice of subjectivityp. 127
Subjectivity and truthp. 143
Subjectivity and powerp. 159
Practices of the selfp. 173
Chronologyp. 187
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 196
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