Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

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Publisher
Vintage Books
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ISBN
978067972554
Collection
Regular item
Year
1995
Description

Foucault sweeps aside centuries of sterile debate about prison reform and gives a highly provocative account of how penal institutions and the power to punish became a part of our lives. Foucault explains the alleged failures of the modern prison by showing how the very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity.