Surveiller et punir: Naissance de la prison
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1993
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Pages no: 360
Edition language: French
NEW REVIEW [it took more than a few days to get back to this -- I hope someone reads it... lol]I will add only a few additional comments to what I’ve already written (below and in the comments sections). It will be enough and more than enough.I came at this book with decades of prejudice built-up – ...
Message of the book that struck me:We have technologies, but it's the people behind it that make it work. It's also the people behind it that also determines how it will be used - for what gains? for what intentions? Read this for my college Philosophy class, and I have to say, it made me think a lo...
This is not the kind of book you read in one sitting or forty for that matter. I did read the section that intrigued me and brought me to the novel in the first place and that was the Spectacle of the Scaffold. It was brilliant. The transition from monarchy imposed punishment to the state is outline...
For theory, honestly, it was quite pleasant.
Admittedly, my expectations were quite high for this book. I've heard and read some whole-hearted praise for Discipline and Punish which compelled me to read it. I had gone through some of it in college and thought I'd tackle it again.And, at the risk of being labeled obtuse, I'm not sure I get it...
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