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by Mauro Bertani,Alessandro Fontana,Arnold I. Davidson,David Macey,Michel Foucault

eBook Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76 ePub
Author: Mauro Bertani,Alessandro Fontana,Arnold I. Davidson,David Macey,Michel Foucault
Language: English
ISBN: 0312203187
ISBN13: 978-0312203184
Publisher: Picador; 1 edition (2003)
Pages: 352
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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David Macey has translated twenty books from the French and is the author of The Lives of Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon (Picador). He lives in Leeds, England.

David Macey has translated twenty books from the French and is the author of The Lives of Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon (Picador). Series: Lectures at the Collège de France (Book 5).

From 1971 until his death in 1984, Michel Foucault taught at the Collège de France, perhaps the most prestigious intellectual institution in Europe.

In Society Must Be Defended, Foucault deals with the emergence in the early 17th century of a new understanding of society and its relation to war. War was now seen as the permanent basis of all institutions of power, a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis. From 1971 until his death in 1984, Michel Foucault taught at the Collège de France, perhaps the most prestigious intellectual institution in Europe.

SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED is a full transcript of the lectures given by Foucault at the College de France in 1975-76. The main theme of the lectures is the contention that war can be used to analyse power relations

SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED is a full transcript of the lectures given by Foucault at the College de France in 1975-76. The main theme of the lectures is the contention that war can be used to analyse power relations. Foucault contends that politics isa continuation of war by other means. Thus, any constitutional theory of sovereignty and right is an attempt to refute the fact that power relations are based upon a relationship of conflict, violence and domination. The book is coloured wit. ONTINUE READING.

Society Must Be Defended. Lectures at the College de France, 1975-76. Society must be defended. Translated by David Macey. Picador new york .

Foreword: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana Introduction: Arnold I. Davidson One: 7 January 1976 What is a lecture? . Society must be defended: lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76. Davidson One: 7 January 1976 What is a lecture? - Subjugated knowledges. Historical knowledge of struggles, genealogies, and scientific discourse. Power, or what is at stake in genealogies.

On the proposal of Jules Vuillemin, a chair in the department of Philosophy and History was created at Collège de France to replace the late Jean Hyppolite

On the proposal of Jules Vuillemin, a chair in the department of Philosophy and History was created at Collège de France to replace the late Jean Hyppolite. The title of the new chair was The history of systems of thought and it was created on 30 November 1969. Vuillemin put forward the then-little known outside the shores of France-philosopher Michel Foucault - to the general assembly of professors and Foucault was duly elected on 12 April 1970

Society Must Be Defended book.

Society Must Be Defended book. These lectures do not reduplicate his published books, although An examination of relations between war and politics.

Author: Michel Foucault; Mauro Bertani; Alessandro Fontana; François Ewald; David Macey. From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of higher learning in the world

Author: Michel Foucault; Mauro Bertani; Alessandro Fontana; François Ewald; David Macey. From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of higher learning in the world. The College enrolls no students and confers no degrees. During his tenure at the College, Foucault's teaching, which reached audiences that frequently numbered in the thousands, profoundly influenced a generation of scholars.

By: Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984. Contributor(s): Bertani, Mauro Fontana, Alessandro Macey, David, 1949-2011. Subject(s): War (Philosophy) Power (Philosophy) Political Science - Philosophy BAEPS, Political Science April2017Genre/Form: - Reading bookDDC classification: 194 Online resources: Contributor biographical information Publisher description Table of contents.

An examination of relations between war and politicsFrom 1971 until his death in 1984, Michel Foucault taught at the Collège de France, perhaps the most prestigious intellectual institution in Europe. Each year, in a series of 12 public lectures, Foucault sought to explain his research of the previous year. These lectures do not reduplicate his published books, although they do have themes in common. The lectures show Foucault ranging freely and conversationally over the implications of his research.In Society Must Be Defended, Foucault deals with the emergence in the early 17th century of a new understanding of society and its relation to war. War was now seen as the permanent basis of all institutions of power, a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis. Tracing this development, Foucault outlines a genealogy of power/knowledge that was to become a primary concern in his final years.
GAZANIK
Here, Foucault looks at war's historical relation to the identity of the people of nation states. To be sure, you'll get a unique history of Western Europe. The perspective shifts discussed are, of course, examined through discursive practices and the themes of power, history, and the State. I thought this particular volume got bogged down in some details and also a little confusing, but this (and the rest of the lecture series), though difficult, is of high value for people especially interested in this subject or for fans of Foucault.
hulk
Well, the content is Foucault, so it's very interesting, and it requires a lot of concentration and keeping up. However, I love the book as a whole, the physical book, the paper, texture and how it feels. It's a good print.
Aloo
As Expected
Akelevar
Readers of Foucault must read this entire lecture series rather than rely upon the previous three published lectures to appreciate the full message he conveys.
Kagda
This volume serves as a necessary compliment to the first volume of The History of Sexuality, along with the 1975 course Abnormal. Essentially these lecture are an explication of the last chapter of The History of Sexuality volume 1, where Foucault talks about the history of sovereign power's transition to biopower in the modern era. This course expands on that through a history of western knowledge about power as constituted by war. Foucault describes the development of this military discourse and its connection to various political and ethnic conflicts in the pre-modern era, the literature formalizing it in the early-modern period and its transition to sovereign power, disciplinary power and ultimately the power over life - biopower. The implications of this old war-centered discourse on power are taken a step further by the biopolitical understanding of power, where power is exercised not simply over states but over life itself, setting the stage for some of the most brutal repressions against entire populations under a biological discourse. Foucault best describes this through a wonderful discussion of state racism in the last lecture and how it enabled destructive control over life itself in regimes such as that of Nazi Germany. He goes on to propose at the very end the possibility of this state racism being present in socialist regimes like Soviet Russia, China, Cuba etc. I am not so sure about this proposition as I feel it elides crucial differences in political rationality between state communism and Nazi Germany. Yet this is but a tentative proposition and one that it seems Foucault wasn't entirely sure about when asked about it during a Q&A after this course. All in all, though, this is about as compact an analysis about the historical genealogy of biopower as you are going to get. Which is remarkable given these are only lectures of provisional ideas that Foucault delivered orally, without any intention of publishing them. With this course, the final chapter in The History of Sexuality volume 1 about biopower makes even more sense. You cannot fully understand biopower as a concept until you read this course.
Gela
This collection of lectures is a great introduction to the kind of thinking, or the thinking behind the thinking, that characterizes Foucault's work. His take on power, politics, race and class, as well as the mechanisms behind nearly all our cultural institutions comes from a critical perspective that always attempts to challenge mainstream assumptions and push theoretical frameworks to their furthest conclusions. As a Hispanic from what you might call a "lower class" socioeconomic background, I was very interested to read his history of racism and the way it has been used to justify war and power politics. Though his ideas are inevitably influenced by the cultural milieu of the 60s and 70s, with the advent of zero tolerance and the school-as-prison educational policies of 21st century America, they are even more true today than when he first wrote them.

Beginning with his overturning of Clausewitz's famous aphorism, and culminating with a definition of racism along the lines of biopower, "Society Must Be Defended" is an awesome, and I must also say relatively accessible read from one of the most influential thinkers of our time.
Quphagie
Foucault never wrote a monograph on power per se, the arguably most influential notion put forth by him. Yet this posthumous publication of his College de France lectures 1975-76 approximates one. Here one can find the most elaborate discussion of the distinction between power-as-law and power as a bunch of local techniques and force relations, and more important, the idiosyncratic conceptualization of political power based on the model of war. It is also in these lectures that Foucault gives a sustantial analysis of racism. Although these topics are already touched upon in The History of Sexuality vol. 1, unfortunately they have not been given extended space to develop thanks to Foucault's drastic modification of his writing plan. Two decades after his premature death, we are finally allowed to have a better understanding of Foucault's profound reflection upon these issues. The continual unveiling of Foucault's other lectures in print in years to come makes life worthy to live even in this depressive political atmosphere.
Like Thomas Hobbes before him, Foucault's political ideology should become a standard for understanding how power influences society. Loved his books, and his message!
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