The Lives of Michel Foucault

* Read ! The Lives of Michel Foucault by David Macey Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Lives of Michel Foucault But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery.In The Lives of Michel Foucault -- written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucaults former lover -- David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucaults life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings.. When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential

The Lives of Michel Foucault

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Rating : 4.93 (684 Votes)
Asin : 0679757929
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 624 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-10-07
Language : English

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A homosexual, he generally kept his distance from the gay and feminist movements and, by this account, made surprisingly ignorant remarks about rape. Yet Foucault, who died of AIDS in 1984 at the age of 57, was extremely reticent about his personal life. From Publishers Weekly French social philosopher Michel Foucault, whose work was a cry against the confinement or regulation of prisoners, workers, psychiatric patients and sexual desires, shaved his head in order to reveal his true face, or so he told friends. Details of Foucault's experimentation with LSD and opium, his near-death experience after being hit by a car, and his activism against racism, the Vietnam War and prison conditions round out a portrait of a versatile thinker who remains a personal enigma. . Macey's ( Lacan in Contexts )revealing, careful bigraphy, whichtraces Foucault's constantly evolving thought against the backdrop of his political activism and travels, draws

"Four Stars" according to Eric Cooper. Wonderful biography on a very complex man.. R. Elliott Ingersoll said The Space between a life and a biography. Michel Foucault is certainly not an easy person to write a biography of but "The Lives of Michel Foucault" does not rise to the task. It seems to me this might be a good biography of Foucault for French philosophers who like to read in English. The author breaks about every rule about elements of style and maddeningly insists on only referring to Foucault's works in French leaving the reader in need of a French dictionary. For references to the works of some (not all) other Fren. "The definitive biography of Foucault" according to Mark Kelly. I'll start with a caveat, which is that if you are looking for a light and easy read, this isn't it. It's a huge book. The reason I give it 5 stars is not because it's fun but because it's scholarly. It contains all the information there is about Foucault - whatever you need is here. Its main competitor, Miller's Passion of Michel Foucault, is a much more fun read, but it achieves this by being a partial and inaccurate retelling of Foucault's life. If you actually want to know a

But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery.In The Lives of Michel Foucault -- written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover -- David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings.. When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over

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