Psychiatric Power Lectures at the Coll�ge de France, 1973--1974

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InPsychiatric Power, the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminalMadness and Civilization, sketching the genealogy of psychiatry and of its characteristic form of power/knowledge.Madness and Civilizationundertook the archeology of the division according to which, in Western Society, the madman found himself separated from the sane. That book ends with the medicalization of madness at the beginning of the nineteenth century.Psychiatric Powercontinues this discourse up to the end of the nineteenth century, and the double "depsychiatrization" of madness, now dispersed between the neurologist and the psychoanalyst. Presented in a conversational tone,Psychiatric Powerbrings fresh access and light to the work of one of the past century's preeminent thinkers.
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List price: $22.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France, and was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris. He taught at colleges all across Europe, including the Universities of Lill, Uppsala, Hamburg, and Warsaw, before returning to France. There he taught at the University of Paris and the College of France, where he served as the chairman of History of Systems of Thought until his death. Regarded as one of the great French thinkers of the twentieth century, Foucault's interest was in the human sciences, areas such as psychiatry, language, literature, and intellectual history. He made significant contributions not just to the fields themselves, but to the way these areas are studied, and is particularly known for his work on the development of twentieth-century attitudes toward knowledge, sexuality, illness, and madness. Foucault's initial study of these subjects used an archaeological method, which involved sifting through seemingly unrelated scholarly minutia of a certain time period in order to reconstruct, analyze, and classify the age according to the types of knowledge that were possible during that time. This approach was used in Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, for which Foucault received a medal from France's Center of Scientific Research in 1961, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge. Foucault also wrote Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of the Prison, a study of the ways that society's views of crime and punishment have developed, and The History of Sexuality, which was intended to be a six-volume series. Before he could begin the final two volumes, however, Foucault died of a neurological disorder in 1984.

MICHEL FOUCAULT acknowledged as the pre-eminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. ARNOLD I. DAVIDSON is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, USAnbsp;and Professor of the History of Political Philosophy at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is co-editor of the volume Michel Foucault: Philosophie . GRAHAM BURCHELL is Translator, and has written essays on Michel Foucault. He is an Editor of The Foucault Effect .

Translator���s Note
7 November 1973
The space of the asylum and disciplinary order
Therapeutic process and �ǣmoral treatment
Scenes of curing
Changes made by the course from the approach of Histoire de la folie
From an analysis of �ǣrepresentations�Ǡ to an �ǣanalytics of power�Ǡ
From �ǣviolence�Ǡ to the �ǣmicrophysics of power�Ǡ
From �ǣinstitutional regularities�Ǡ to the �ǣarrangements�Ǡ of power
14 November 1973
Scene of a cure: George III
From the �ǣmacrophysics of sovereignty�Ǡ to the �ǣmicrophysics of disciplinary power.�Ǡ
The new figure of the madman
Little encyclopedia of scenes of cures
The practice of hypnosis and hysteria
The psychoanalytic scene; the antipsychiatric scene
Mary Barnes at Kingsley Hall
Manipulation of madness and stratagem of truth: Mason Cox
21 November 1973
Genealogy of �ǣdisciplinary power.�Ǡ
The �ǣpower of sovereignty.�Ǡ
The subject-function in disciplinary power and in the power of sovereignty
Forms of disciplinary power: army, police, apprenticeship, workshop, school
—Disciplinary power as �ǣnormalizing agency.�Ǡ
Technology of disciplinary power and constitution of the �ǣindividual.�Ǡ
Emergence of the human sciences
28 November 1973
Elements for a history of disciplinary apparatuses
Religious communities in the Middle Ages
Pedagogical colonization of youth
The Jesuit missions to Paraguay
The army
Workers��� cities
The formalization of these apparatuses in Jeremy Bentham���s model of the Panopticon
The family institution and emergence of the Psy-function
5 December 1973
The asylum and the family
From interdiction to confinement
The break between the asylum and the family
The asylum; a curing machine
Typology of �ǣcorporal apparatuses (appareils corporels)�Ǡ
The madman and the child
Clinics (maisons de santé)
Disciplinary apparatuses and family power
12 December 1973
Constitution of the child as target of psychiatric intervention
A family-asylum utopia: the Clermont-en-Oise asylum
From psychiatry as �ǣambiguous master�Ǡ of reality and truth in proto-psychiatric practices to psychiatry as �ǣagent of intensification�Ǡ of reality
Psychiatric power and discourse of truth
The problem of simulation and the insurrection of the hysterics
The question of the birth of psychoanalysis
19 December 1973
Psychiatric power
A treatment by Franàois Leuret and its strategic elements
1—creating an imbalance of power
2—the ruse of language
3—the management of needs
4—the statement of truth
The pleasure of illness
The asylum apparatus (dispositif)
9 January 1974
Psychiatric power and the practice of �ǣdirection�Ǡ
The game of �ǣreality�Ǡ in the asylum
The asylum, a medically demarcated space and the question of its medical or administrative direction
The tokens of psychiatric knowledge
The technique of questioning
The interplay of medication and punishment
The clinical presentation
—Asylum �ǣmicrophysics of power.�Ǡ
Emergence of the Psy-function and of neuropathology
The triple destiny of psychiatric power
16 January 1974
The modes of generalization of psychiatric power and the psychiatrization of childhood
The theoretical specification of idiocy. The criterion of development
Emergence of a psychopathology of idiocy and mental retardation
��douard Seguin: instinct and abnormality
The institutional annexation of idiocy by psychiatric power
T he �ǣmoral treatment�Ǡ of idiots: Seguin
The process of confinement and the stigmatization of the dangerousness of idiots
Recourse to the notion of degeneration
23 January 1974
Psychiatric power and the question of truth
Questioning and confession
Magnetism and hypnosis
Elements for a history of truth
The truth-event and its forms: judicial, alchemical and medical practices
Transition to a technology of demonstrative truth. Its elements
Procedures of inquiry
Institution of a subject of knowledge
Ruling out the crisis in medicine and psychiatry and its supports: the disciplinary space of the asylum, recourse to pathological anatomy
Relationships between madness and crime
Psychiatric power and hysterical resistance
30 January 1974
The problem of diagnosis in medicine and psychiatry
The place of the body in psychiatric nosology: the model of general paralysis
The fate of the notion of crisis in medicine and psychiatry
The test of reality in psychiatry and its forms
Psychiatric questioning (l���interrogatoire) and the confession
The ritual of clinical presentation
Note on �ǣpathological heredity�Ǡ and degeneration
Drugs. Moreau de Tours and hasish
Madness and dreams
Magnetism and hypnosis
The discovery of the �ǣneurological body
6 February 1974
The emergence of the neurological body: Broca and Duchenne de Boulogne
Illnesses of differential diagnosis and illnesses of absolute diagnosis
The model of �ǣgeneral paralysis�Ǡ and the neuroses
The battle of hysteria
The organization of a �ǣsymptomatological scenario
The maneuver of the �ǣfunctional mannequin�Ǡ and hypnosis
The question of simulation
Neurosis and trauma
The irruption of the sexual body
Course Summary
Course Context
Index of Names
Index of Notions
Index of Places
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