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Book Review: Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault

Introduction: Discipline and Punish Discipline and Punish is a history of the modern penal system. Foucault seeks to analyze punishment in its social context and to examine how changing power relations affected punishment. He begins by analyzing the situation before the eighteenth century when public execution and corporal punishment were key punishments, and torture was part of most criminal… Read More »