Michel Foucault was one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. His work on freedom, subjectivity, and power is now central to thinking across an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, history, education, psychology, politics, anthropology, sociology, and criminology. "Michel Foucault: Key Concepts" explores Foucault's central ideas, such as disciplinary power, biopower, bodies, spirituality, and practices of the self. Each essay focuses on a specific concept, analyzing its meaning and uses across Foucault's work, highlighting its connection to other concepts, and emphasizing its potential applications. Together, the chapters provide the main co-ordinates to map Foucault's work. But more than a guide to the work, "Michel Foucault: Key Concepts" introduces readers to Foucault's thinking, equipping them with a set of tools that can facilitate and enhance further study.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, Dianna Taylor Part I Power 2. Foucault's Theory of Power, Richard A. Lynch 3. Disciplinary Power, Marcelo Hoffman 4. Biopower, ChloA" Taylor 5. Power/Knowledge, Ellen Feder Part II Freedom 6. Foucault's Conception of Freedom, Todd May 7. Freedom and Bodies, Johanna Oksala 8. Freedom and Spirituality, Karen Vintges 9. Practices of Freedom, Eduardo Mendieta Part III Subjectivity 10. Foucault's Theory and Practice of Subjectivity, Ed McGushin 11. Subjectivity and Truth, Brad Elliott Stone 12. Subjectivity and Power, Cressida J. Heyes 13. Practices of the Self, Dianna Taylor Chronology of Life and Events