Society Must Be Defended

Society Must Be Defended Lectures at the Collège De France, 1975-76 - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'Foucault must be reckoned with by humanists, social scientists, and political activists' The New York Times Book Review

Society Must Be Defended is Michel Foucault's devastating critique of the systems of power and control inherent in civilization. Taken from a series of lectures given by Foucault at the Collége de France in 1975-76, it reveals how war is the foundation of all power relations, and politics ultimately a continuation of battlefield violence. He offers a politically charged re-reading of history, with examples ranging from the Trojan myth to Nazi Germany, to show a continual, 'silent war' between the powerful and the powerless.

'A timely and prescient book, mainly because of what it says about the way in which war is necessary as a means of control' New Statesman

Translated by David Macey

Book information

ISBN: 9780241435168
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 194
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7404
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 244g
Height: 127mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm