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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

By Michel Foucault
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Book Details
  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1979-01-12
In this brilliant study, one of the most influential philosophers alive 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.