Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power

2014.09.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power, Bloomsbury, 2014, 221pp.,
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2014.09.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power, Bloomsbury, 2014, 221pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781441180940. Reviewed by A. Janae Sholtz, Alvernia University Marcelo Hoffman offers a genetic account of Foucault's notion of power. Thus, the book is organized according to the chronological progression of Foucualt's philosophy. Hoffman maps the intersections of different concepts relating to and informing the progression of Foucault's views on power. This conceptual diagram is matched by the commensurate account of Foucault's political practices. The book contains five chapters, each of which extends the discussion of Foucault's struggle to clarify and enumerate the indices and modalities of power, a concluding chapter, and an appendix containing a never before translated report on prison conditions generated by Information Group on Prisons (GIP) and edited by. . .

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