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Foucault, Psychology and the Analytics of Power (Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human Sciences)

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This book introduces and applies Foucault's key concepts to the field of psychology and the social sciences. Drawing on Foucault's College de France lectures, it argues for a historical, genealogical analysis of Foucault's work and examines a wide range of social issues such as racism, sexuality, paedophilia, subjectivity and power.
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2007)
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A much needed text for psychology and Foucault studies. The reason why madness has been historically marginalized since the 18th century has to do with a confluence of discourses premised upon state-racism, the prioritizing of reason, and the emergence of empirical forms of epistemology. A first step towards deconstructing disciplinary forms of individuation that underpin a nefarious sort of rationalized power dynamic.
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