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The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault by Lisa Downing download in iPad, ePub, pdf

It has deepened what I already

Explains most of his major works, but unfortunately doesn't go into much depth and misses some of his key stuff eg state racism. Her book is highly accessible yet rigorously scholarly. This introductory book, written for students, offers in-depth critical and contextual perspectives on all of Foucault's major published works.

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Keywords No keywords specified fix it Categories. It has deepened what I already know, as well as introduced me to crucial new information. So, personally, I don't have a lot of use for this book This is a very good, brief introduction to Foucault. Nonetheless, very helpful for Foucault neophytes.

So, personally, I don't have a lot of use for this book as a teacher. But, I can see where someone else might. The book is probably most useful for literary theory students, and much less useful for political theory students.

It provides ways in to understanding Foucault's key concepts of subjectivity, discourse, and power and explains the problems of translation encountered in reading Foucault in English. Better if supplemented with applications of his work eg feminist or queer theory. This book offers the ideal introduction to a famously complex, controversial and important thinker.