Michel Foucault: Discipline and Punish

MICHEL FOUCAULT (1926 – 1986) PART FIVE Discipline and Punish. The Birth of the Prison (1975) The opening pages of Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault were one of the best representations of his long term project of making history or the past...

Michel Foucault: “What is an Author?”

MICHEL FOUCAULT (1926 – 1984) PART FOUR What is an Author? (1969) To read Michel Foucault, is to feel the grounds of one’s belief systems shift underneath one’s feet. For Foucault, as for Roland Barthes (1916-1980), the notion of the author must come into...

Michel Foucault: “This is not a Pipe”

MICHEL FOUCAULT (1926 – 1984) PART THREE This is not a Pipe (1968)  Michel Foucault’s essay, This is not a Pipe, his contemplation on a famous painting by René Magritte, La trahison des images (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) (1929) can be read as a...

Michel Foucault and Archaeology

MICHEL FOUCAULT (1926 – 1984) PART  TWO The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969)  Like many French intellectuals, Michel Foucault witnessed the now-legendary days of May, 1968 in which the students and later the proletariat or working class rose up against the forces...
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