| January 25, 2011

Title: Power
Michel Foucault; edited by James D. Faubion and translated by Robert Hurley and others
New York : New Press, Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2000
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B2430.F722 E5 2000
From the publisher: Power, the third and final volume of The New Press’s Essential Works of Foucault series, draws together Foucault’s contributions to what he saw as the still-underdeveloped practice of political analysis. It covers the domains Foucault helped to make part of the core agenda of Western political culture— medicine, psychiatry, the penal system, sexuality—illuminating and expanding on the themes of The Birth of the Clinic, Discipline and Punish, and the first volume of The History of Sexuality.

Power includes previously unpublished lectures, later writings highlighting Foucault’s revolutionary analysis of the politics of personal conduct and freedom, interviews, and letters that illuminate Foucault’s own political activism.

About the author: Michel Foucault (1926–1984) was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. He held a chair in the History of Systems of Thought at the Collège de France, and lectured at universities throughout the world.

James D. Faubion is professor of anthropology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is the author of Modern Greek Lessons and the editor of volume II in the Essential Works of Foucault series.

Paul Rabinow is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous books include French DNA and French Modern.

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