Madness And Civilization

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415253857
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This text is a classic of French post-structuralist scholarship and is widely recommended on humanities courses across a variety of disciplines. Foucault's analysis of psychology is a devastating critique of the common understanding of insanity.

Madness And Civilization

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833100
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Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.

Animal Philosophy

Author: Matthew Calarco
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826464132
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Animal Philosophy is the first text to look at the place and treatment of animals in Continental thought. A collection of essential primary and secondary readings on the animal question, it brings together contributions from the following key Continental thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Ferry, Cixous, and Irigaray. Each reading is followed by commentary and analysis from a leading contemporary thinker. The coverage of the subject is exceptionally broad, ranging across perspectives that include existentialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, phenomenology and feminism. This anthology is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone researching, teaching or studying animal ethics and animal rights in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, environmental studies and gender and women's studies.

Michel Foucault 2

Author: Barry Smart
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415126809
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This second set of Critical Assessments on Michel Foucault deals with his work in relation to the themes of rationality, power and subjectivity. Like the first set, these four volumes will serve as a benchmark guide to his thought.

Madness Is Civilization

Author: Michael E. Staub
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226771490
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In the 1960s and 1970s, a popular diagnosis for America’s problems was that society was becoming a madhouse. In this intellectual and cultural history, Michael E. Staub examines a time when many believed insanity was a sane reaction to obscene social conditions, psychiatrists were agents of repression, asylums were gulags for society’s undesirables, and mental illness was a concept with no medical basis. Madness Is Civilization explores the general consensus that societal ills—from dysfunctional marriage and family dynamics to the Vietnam War, racism, and sexism—were at the root of mental illness. Staub chronicles the surge in influence of socially attuned psychodynamic theories along with the rise of radical therapy and psychiatric survivors' movements. He shows how the theories of antipsychiatry held unprecedented sway over an enormous range of medical, social, and political debates until a bruising backlash against these theories—part of the reaction to the perceived excesses and self-absorptions of the 1960s—effectively distorted them into caricatures. Throughout, Staub reveals that at stake in these debates of psychiatry and politics was nothing less than how to think about the institution of the family, the nature of the self, and the prospects for, and limits of, social change. The first study to describe how social diagnostic thinking emerged, Madness Is Civilization casts new light on the politics of the postwar era.

Maladie Mentale Et Psychologie

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520059191
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Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness

Fifty Key Thinkers On History

Author: Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415169820
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A guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered takes in figures from the ancient world to the modern and from China to Europe, from America to Australia.

Proceedings Of The 6th Mac 2016

Author: Group of authors
Publisher: MAC Prague consulting
ISBN: 8088085055
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Proceedings of The 6th MAC 2016 - The 6th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague 2016.

Institutionen Und Ereignis

Author: Reinhard Blänkner
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525354537
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Institutionen' und 'Ereignis': Sind das analytische Kategorien für eine zeitgemäße Geschichtswissenschaft? Das Thema 'Institutionen' wurde im Rahmen einer Geschichtswissenschaft, die sich der internationalen kulturanthropologischen Forschung geöffnet hat, gemieden. Das Interesse am historischen Ereignis ist besonders dem strukturgeschichtlichen Blick auf die 'lange Dauer' zum Opfer gefallen.Inzwischen sind die Konzepte 'Institutionen' und 'Ereignis' in die Theoriediskussion zurückgekehrt, massiv revidiert vor allem durch die Werke von Michel Foucault und Pierre Bourdieu. Zuweilen gilt das historische Ereignis wieder als Königsweg historischer Erkenntnis. Institutionen werden als 'Korrelate von Praktiken' (P. Veyne), als 'verfestigte Verhaltensmuster' (G. Göhler), als 'Vermittlungsinstanzen kultureller Sinnproduktion' (K.S. Rehberg) aufgefaßt. In der historiographischen Empirie sind diese Konzepte freilich noch nicht erprobt.In diesem Band werden die gegenwärtigen institutionentheoretischen Überlegungen historisch ausgelotet. Anhand einer Serie von Beispielen von den Volksversammlungen im antiken Rom bis zu den nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslagern prüfen die Autoren Nutzen und Grenzen der aktuellen institutionentheoretischen Diskussionen. Die Beiträge sind also Probearbeiten für eine 'Methodologie des institutionellen Blicks'.