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A Foucault Primer
A Foucault Primer

A Foucault Primer

Discourse, power and the subject


140 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: January 1998

ISBN 9781877133619

Rights: US, CA, UK & EUR

Otago University Press (Jan 1998)

Price: $29.95


In such seminal works as Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality, the late philosopher Michel Foucault explored what our politics, our sexuality, our societal conventions, and our changing notions of truth told us about ourselves. In the process, Foucault garnered a reputation as one of the preeminent philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century, and has served as a primary influence on successive generations of philosophers and cultural critics. With A Foucault Primer, Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace bring Foucault's work into focus for the uninitiated.

Author Biography

Alec McHoul is the author of Telling How Texts Talk and co-author of Writing Pynchon: Strategies in Fictional Analysis. He teaches at Murdock University, where Wendy Grace is engaged in postgraduate work of Foucault.