Foucault's seminal work on torture, punishment, discipline and the prison system, now reissued in Penguin Modern Classics for the first time.
Michel Foucalt (1926-84) was one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France. Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.
Discipline and Punish is clearly a tour de force ... that
rare kind of book whose methods and conclusions must be reckoned
with by humanists, social scientists and political activists * The
New York Times Book Review *
Foucault's genius is called forth into eloquent clarity of his passions ... his best book * Washington Post *
'The main line of the thesis is enormously appealing and the range of historical sources and, even more, the analytical skill with which they are made to yield up their secrets, is quite dazzling' -- Harvie Ferguson * International Journal of Criminology and Penology *