Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish The Birth of the Prison

Paperback (25 Apr 1991) | English

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Synopsis

In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. The economic changes and growing popular dissent of the 18th century made necessary a more systematic control over the individual members of society, and this in effect meant a change from punishment, which chastised the body, to reform, which touched the soul. Foucault shows the development of the Western system of prisons, police organizations, administrative and legal hierarchies for social control - and the growth of disciplinary society as a whole. He also reveals that between school, factories, barracks and hospitals all share a common organization, in which it is possible to control the use of an individual's time and space hour by hour.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780140137224
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 365.643
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 772
Number of pages: 333
Weight: 274g
Height: 197mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 23mm