Discipline and Punish : The Birth of the Prison

Description

In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. The economic changes and growing popular dissent of the 18th century made necessary a more systematic control over the individual members of society, and this in effect meant a change from punishment, which chastised the body, to reform, which touched the soul. Foucault shows the development of the Western system of prisons, police organizations, administrative and legal hierarchies for social control - and the growth of disciplinary society as a whole. He also reveals that between school, factories, barracks and hospitals all share a common organization, in which it is possible to control the use of an individual's time and space hour by hour.

Details

Author(s)
Michel Foucault, Alan Sheridan
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20mm | 270g
Publication date
25 Apr 1991
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
facsimiles
ISBN10
014013722X
ISBN13
9780140137224
Bestsellers rank
3,073