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"Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976

Author: Michel Foucault
ISBN 13: 9780312422660
ISBN 10: 312422660
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $22.00

An examination of the relation between war and politics, by one of the twentieth century’s most influential thinkers

From 1971 until 1984 at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures ranging freely and conversationally over the range of his research. In Society Must Be Defended, Foucault deals with the emergence in the early seventeenth century of a new understanding of war as the permanent basis of all institutions of power, a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis. Tracing this development, Foucault outlines the genealogy of power and knowledge that had become his dominant concern.