The Cambridge introduction to Michel Foucault by Lisa Downing

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Foucault, Michel, -- 1926-1984

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementLisa Downing.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB2430.F724 D69 2008
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Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23157739M
ISBN 109780521864435
LC Control Number2008020089

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The book also explores the critical reception of Foucault's works and acquaints the reader with the afterlives of some of his theories, particularly his influence on feminist and queer studies.

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