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Rewriting the History of Madness
Studies in Foucault's `Histoire de la Folie'

ISBN 9780415755733
Published May 16, 2014 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Michel Foucault has had an extraordinary impact on writers in the human sciences since his first book Madness and Civilization appeared in English. This title assesses the reactions to Madness and Civilization.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Arthur Still, Irving Velody; Part 1 Reading Foucault; Chapter 1 Histoire de la folie, Colin Gordon; Part 2 Responses; Chapter 2 Foucault and the psychiatric practitioner, Peter Barham; Chapter 3 Madness, medicine and the state, Paul Bové; Chapter 4 The two readings of Histoire de la folie in France, Robert Castel; Chapter 5 ‘The lively sensibility of the Frenchman’, Jan Goldstein; Chapter 6 Foucault, history and madness, Dominick LaCapra; Chapter 7 Foucault, ambiguity and the rhetoric of historiography, Allan Megill; Chapter 8 Reading and believing, H. C. Erik Midelfort; Chapter 9 Misunderstanding Foucault, Geoffrey Pearson; Chapter 10 Foucault’s great confinement, Roy Porter; Chapter 11 Foucault, rhetoric and translation, Anthony Pugh; Chapter 12 Of madness itself, Nikolas Rose; Chapter 13 A failure to communicate?, Andrew Scull; Part 3 Review; Chapter 14 Rewriting the history of misreading, Colin Gordon; Chapter 15 Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization, Mark Erickson;

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Arthur Still, Irving Velody