Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault

Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault Luther H. Martin Huck Gutman Patrick H. Hutton
4/5 (245 ratings)
Shortly before his death in 1984, Michel Foucault spoke of an idea for a new book on "technologies of the self." He described it as "composed of different papers about the self...,about the role of reading and writing in constituting the self... and so on." The book Foucault envisioned was based on a faculty seminar on "Technologies of the Self," originally presented at the University of Vermont in the fall of 1982. This volume is a partial record of that seminar.

In many ways, Foucault's project on the self was the logical conclusion to his historical inquiry over twenty-five years into insanity, deviancy, criminality, and sexuality. Because Foucault died before he completed the revisions of his seminar presentations, this volume includes a careful transcription instead...as a prolegomenon to that unfinished task.
Language
English
Pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Massachusetts Press
Release
January 07, 1988
ISBN
0870235931
ISBN 13
9780870235931

Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault Luther H. Martin Huck Gutman Patrick H. Hutton
4/5 (245 ratings)
Shortly before his death in 1984, Michel Foucault spoke of an idea for a new book on "technologies of the self." He described it as "composed of different papers about the self...,about the role of reading and writing in constituting the self... and so on." The book Foucault envisioned was based on a faculty seminar on "Technologies of the Self," originally presented at the University of Vermont in the fall of 1982. This volume is a partial record of that seminar.

In many ways, Foucault's project on the self was the logical conclusion to his historical inquiry over twenty-five years into insanity, deviancy, criminality, and sexuality. Because Foucault died before he completed the revisions of his seminar presentations, this volume includes a careful transcription instead...as a prolegomenon to that unfinished task.
Language
English
Pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Massachusetts Press
Release
January 07, 1988
ISBN
0870235931
ISBN 13
9780870235931

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