Power

Essential Works of Foucault, 1954–1984

The final volume in the definitive collection of Foucault’s articles, interviews, and seminars

Power, the third and final volume of The New Press’s Essential Works of Foucault series, draws together Foucault’s contributions to what he saw as the still-underdeveloped practice of political analysis. It covers the domains Foucault helped to make part of the core agenda of Western political culture—medicine, psychiatry, the penal system, sexuality—illuminating and expanding on the themes of The Birth of the Clinic, Discipline and Punish, and the first volume of The History of Sexuality.

Power includes previously unpublished lectures, later writings highlighting Foucault’s revolutionary analysis of the politics of personal conduct and freedom, interviews, and letters that illuminate Foucault’s own political activism.

Praise

“Ignore those who dismiss [Foucault] without having bothered to read him: You must change your life.”
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“A rare opportunity to see how a great and original mind produces its work as well as itself at the same time. . . . Leaves no reader untouched or unchanged.”
—Edward Said, The New York Times Book Review

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