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