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

by Jones, Colin, 1947-Looking glass; Porter, Roy, 1946-2002Looking glass.

Series: Studies in the social history of medicine: Publisher: London : Routledge, 1994.Description: 225 pages ; 23cm.ISBN: 0415075424.Subject(s): Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984Looking glass | Associations, institutions, etcLooking glass | Power (Social sciences)Looking glass | Social medicineLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences.
Focusing on the social history of medicine, successive chapters deal with his historiographical, methodological and philosophical writings, his ideas about prisons, hospitals, madness and disease, and his thinking about the body.
The book also suggests ways in which Foucault's influence will continue to dominate cultural history and the social sciences.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements
  • 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 McGowan
  • 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
  • 9 Foucault's methods to the history of medicine in prisons
  • Stephen Watson
  • 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
  • a) Texts by Foucault
  • b) Works on Foucault
  • Notes on Contributors

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Colin Jones is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. Roy Porter is Professor of Social History of Medicine a the Wellcome Institute in London.

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