Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collhge de France, 1975-76
ISBN: 0312422660
EAN13: 9780312422660
Language: English
Pages: 310
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador USA
Book Overview
An examination of the relation between war and politics, by one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers From 1971 until 1984 at the College de France, Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures ranging freely and conversationally over the range of his research. In Society Must Be Defended , Foucault deals with the emergence in the early seventeenth century of a new understanding of war as the permanent basis of all institutions of power, a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis. Tracing this development, Foucault outlines the genealogy of power and knowledge that had become his dominant concern.