Michel Foucault -Mariana Valverde (2017)

This looks an important study of Foucault and law, though another very expensive hardback from Routledge.

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Mariana Valverde, Michel Foucault, Routledge, 2017

This book explores the theoretical contribution of Michel Foucault to the fields of criminology, law, justice and penology. It surveys both the ways in which the work of Foucault has been applied in criminology, but also how his work can be used to understand and explain contemporary issues and policies. Moreover, this book seeks to dispel some of the common misconceptions about the relevance of Foucault’s work to criminology and law.

Mariana Valverde clearly explains the insights that Foucault’s rich body of work provides about different practices found in the fields of law, security, justice, and punishment; and how these insights have been used or could be used to understand and explain issues and policies that Foucault himself did not write about, including those that had not yet emerged during his lifetime.

Drawing on key texts by Foucault such as Discipline and Punish…

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