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The Resource Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975, Michel Foucault ; edited by Valerio Marchetti and Antonella Salomoni ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; English series editor, Arnold I. Davidson ; translated by Graham Burchell

Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975, Michel Foucault ; edited by Valerio Marchetti and Antonella Salomoni ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; English series editor, Arnold I. Davidson ; translated by Graham Burchell

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Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975
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Abnormal
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lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975
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Michel Foucault ; edited by Valerio Marchetti and Antonella Salomoni ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; English series editor, Arnold I. Davidson ; translated by Graham Burchell
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  • fre
  • eng
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  • "From 1971 Until His Death in 1984, Michel Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of learning in the world. It enrolls no students and confers no degrees. Professors are required to deliver lectures to the general public on topics from their ongoing research. Foucault's lectures at the College were extraordinary events. To the audiences that attended them -- frequently numbering in the thousands -- they were seminal events, profoundly influencing an entire generation of scholars, students, and writers. These lectures, painstakingly reconstructed from tape recordings and from Foucault's own notes, are now being made available in English for the first time. Under the guidance of series editor Arnold I. Davidson, Holtzbrinck will publish all thirteen volumes of the lectures in North America."
  • "Abnormal is the second volume of this series. Based on lectures given in 1974-1975 -- the period when Foucault was working on Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison and the first volume of the History of Sexuality -- they reveal Foucault's ongoing investigation into the "network of power and knowledge" constituted by discipline, normalization, and biopolitics. He argues that the three figures of the human monster, the individual to be corrected, and the onanist were brought together under the domain of the abnormal at the beginning of the nineteenth century, linking deformity, delinquency, and sexual deviancy. Rather than being purely coercive and violent, however, power, Foucault argues, must also be conceived of as productive: a power that is linked to positive techniques of intervention, transformation, and fabrication. He also traces a shift here from judicial inquiry of actions and relationships to an "examination" of the body and its desires. "The body and its pleasures, rather than the required form for legitimate union become, as it were, the code of the carnal." As Davidson emphasizes in his introduction to this volume, Abnormal "adds yet another layer to the virtually inexhaustible fields of study that Foucault's work has bequeathed to us." Indeed, every course at the College de France contributes immeasurably to our understanding and appreciation of the most important works of one of our greatest contemporary thinkers. These lectures also stand on their own as incomparable performances of intellectual daring, imagination, and insight. Book jacket."--Jacket
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1926-1984
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Foucault, Michel
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194
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index present
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B2430.F723
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A613 2003
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non fiction
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  • 1939-
  • 1955-
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  • Marchetti, Valerio
  • Salomoni, Antonella
  • Davidson, Arnold I.
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  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Afwijkend gedrag
  • Het Normale
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Sociale aspecten
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Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975, Michel Foucault ; edited by Valerio Marchetti and Antonella Salomoni ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; English series editor, Arnold I. Davidson ; translated by Graham Burchell
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Contents
  • The grotesque in the mechanism of power
  • The origins of sexual psychopathology (Heinrich Kaan)
  • Etiology of madness on the basis of the history of the sexual instinct and imagination
  • The case of the soldier Bertrand
  • A mixed figure: the monster, the masturbator, and the individual who cannot be integrated within the normative system of education
  • The Charles Jouy case and a family plugged into the new system of control and power
  • Childhood as the historical condition of the generalization of psychiatric knowledge and power
  • Psychiatrization of infantilism and constitution of a science of normal and abnormal conduct
  • The major theoretical constructions of psychiatry in the second half of the nineteenth century
  • Psychiatry and racism: psychiatry and social defense
  • The psychological-moral double of the offense
  • Expert opinion shows how the individual already resembles his crime before he has committed it
  • The emergence of the power of normalization
  • Madness and crime
  • Perversity and puerility
  • The dangerous individual
  • The psychiatric expert can only have the character of Ubu
  • The epistemological level of psychiatry and its regression in expert medico-legal opinion
  • End of the antagonistic relationship between medical power and judicial power
  • Expert psychiatric opinion in penal cases
  • Expert opinion and abnormal individuals (les anormaux)
  • Criticism of the notion of repression
  • Exclusion of lepers and inclusion of plague victims
  • Invention of positive technologies of power
  • The normal and the pathological
  • Three figures that constitute the domain of abnormality: the human monster, the individual to be corrected, the masturbating child
  • The sexual monster brings together the monstrous individual and the sexual deviant
  • Historical review of the three figures
  • Reversal of their historical importance
  • Sacred embryology and the juridico-biological theory of the monster
  • What kind of discourse is the discourse of expert psychiatric opinion?
  • Siamese twins
  • Hermaphrodites: minor cases
  • The Marie Lemarcis case
  • The Anne Grandjean case
  • The moral monster
  • Crime in classical law
  • The spectacle of public torture and execution (la supplice)
  • Transformation of the mechanisms of power
  • Disappearance of the ritual expenditure of punitive power
  • The pathological nature of criminality
  • Discourses of truth and discourses that make one laugh
  • The political monster: Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
  • The monster in Jacobin literature (the tyrant) and anti-Jacobin literature (the rebellious people)
  • Incest and cannibalism
  • 5
  • 5 February 1975
  • 109
  • In the land of the orges
  • Transition from the monster to the abnormal (l'anormal)
  • The three great founding monsters of criminal psychiatry
  • Medical power and judicial power with regard to the notion of the absence of interest
  • Legal proof in eighteenth-century criminal law
  • The institutionalization of psychiatry as a specialized branch of public hygiene and a particular domain of social protection
  • Codification of madness as social danger
  • The motiveless crime (crime sans raison) and the tests of the enthronement of psychiatry
  • The Henriette Cornier case
  • The discovery of the instincts
  • Instinct as grid of intelligibility of motiveless crime and of crime that cannot be punished
  • Extension of psychiatric knowledge and power on the basis of the problematization of instinct
  • The 1838 law and the role claimed by psychiatry in public security
  • Psychiatry and administrative regulation, the demand for psychiatry by the family, and the constitution of a psychiatric-political discrimination between individuals
  • The voluntary-involuntary axis, the instinctive and the automatic
  • The reformers
  • The explosion of the symptomatological field
  • Psychiatry becomes science and technique of abnormal individuals
  • The abnormal: a huge domain of intervention
  • The problem of sexuality runs through the field of abnormality
  • The old Christian rituals of confession
  • From the confession according to a tariff to the sacrament of penance
  • Development of the pastoral
  • Louis Habert's Pratique du sacrament de penitence and Charles Borromee's (Carlo Borromeo) Instructions aux confesseurs
  • From the confession to spiritual direction
  • The double discursive filter of life in the confession
  • The principle of profound conviction
  • Confession after the Council of Trent
  • The sixth commandment: models of questioning according to Pierre Milhard and Louis Habert
  • Appearance of the body of pleasure and desire in penitential and spiritual practices
  • A new procedure of examination: the body discredited as flesh and the body blamed through the flesh
  • Spiritual direction, the development of Catholic mysticism, and the phenomenon of possession
  • Distinction between possession and witchcraft
  • The possessions of Loudon
  • Convulsion as the plastic and visible form of the struggle in the body of the possessed
  • The problem of the possessed and their convulsions does not belong to the history of illness
  • The anti-convulsives: stylistic modulation of the confession and spiritual direction; appeal to medicine; recourse to disciplinary and educational systems of the seventeenth century
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Convulsion as neurological model of mental illness
  • 9
  • 5 March 1975
  • 231
  • The problem of masturbation between the Christian discourse of the flesh and sexual psychopathology
  • Three forms of the somatization of masturbation
  • The pathological responsibility of childhood
  • Prepubescent masturbation and adult seduction; the offense comes from outside
  • A new organization of family space and control: the elimination of intermediaries and the direct application of the parent's body to the child's body
  • Cultural involution of the family
  • The relationship between truth and justice
  • The medicalization of the new family and the child's confession to the doctor, heir to the Christian techniques of the confession
  • The medical persecution of childhood by means of the restraint of masturbation
  • The constitution of the cellular family that takes responsibility for the body and life of the child
  • Natural education and State education
  • What makes the psychoanalytic theory of incest acceptable to the bourgeois family (danger comes from the child's desire)
  • Normalization of the urban proletariat and the optimal distribution of the working-class family (danger comes from fathers and brothers)
  • Two theories of incest
  • The antecedents of the abnormal: psychiatric-judicial mesh and psychiatric-familial mesh
  • The problematic of sexuality and the analysis of its irregularities
  • The twin theory of instinct and sexuality as epistemologico-political task of psychiatry
Control code
52341672
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
xxvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780312203344
Lccn
2003049892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52341672
Label
Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975, Michel Foucault ; edited by Valerio Marchetti and Antonella Salomoni ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; English series editor, Arnold I. Davidson ; translated by Graham Burchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The grotesque in the mechanism of power
  • The origins of sexual psychopathology (Heinrich Kaan)
  • Etiology of madness on the basis of the history of the sexual instinct and imagination
  • The case of the soldier Bertrand
  • A mixed figure: the monster, the masturbator, and the individual who cannot be integrated within the normative system of education
  • The Charles Jouy case and a family plugged into the new system of control and power
  • Childhood as the historical condition of the generalization of psychiatric knowledge and power
  • Psychiatrization of infantilism and constitution of a science of normal and abnormal conduct
  • The major theoretical constructions of psychiatry in the second half of the nineteenth century
  • Psychiatry and racism: psychiatry and social defense
  • The psychological-moral double of the offense
  • Expert opinion shows how the individual already resembles his crime before he has committed it
  • The emergence of the power of normalization
  • Madness and crime
  • Perversity and puerility
  • The dangerous individual
  • The psychiatric expert can only have the character of Ubu
  • The epistemological level of psychiatry and its regression in expert medico-legal opinion
  • End of the antagonistic relationship between medical power and judicial power
  • Expert psychiatric opinion in penal cases
  • Expert opinion and abnormal individuals (les anormaux)
  • Criticism of the notion of repression
  • Exclusion of lepers and inclusion of plague victims
  • Invention of positive technologies of power
  • The normal and the pathological
  • Three figures that constitute the domain of abnormality: the human monster, the individual to be corrected, the masturbating child
  • The sexual monster brings together the monstrous individual and the sexual deviant
  • Historical review of the three figures
  • Reversal of their historical importance
  • Sacred embryology and the juridico-biological theory of the monster
  • What kind of discourse is the discourse of expert psychiatric opinion?
  • Siamese twins
  • Hermaphrodites: minor cases
  • The Marie Lemarcis case
  • The Anne Grandjean case
  • The moral monster
  • Crime in classical law
  • The spectacle of public torture and execution (la supplice)
  • Transformation of the mechanisms of power
  • Disappearance of the ritual expenditure of punitive power
  • The pathological nature of criminality
  • Discourses of truth and discourses that make one laugh
  • The political monster: Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
  • The monster in Jacobin literature (the tyrant) and anti-Jacobin literature (the rebellious people)
  • Incest and cannibalism
  • 5
  • 5 February 1975
  • 109
  • In the land of the orges
  • Transition from the monster to the abnormal (l'anormal)
  • The three great founding monsters of criminal psychiatry
  • Medical power and judicial power with regard to the notion of the absence of interest
  • Legal proof in eighteenth-century criminal law
  • The institutionalization of psychiatry as a specialized branch of public hygiene and a particular domain of social protection
  • Codification of madness as social danger
  • The motiveless crime (crime sans raison) and the tests of the enthronement of psychiatry
  • The Henriette Cornier case
  • The discovery of the instincts
  • Instinct as grid of intelligibility of motiveless crime and of crime that cannot be punished
  • Extension of psychiatric knowledge and power on the basis of the problematization of instinct
  • The 1838 law and the role claimed by psychiatry in public security
  • Psychiatry and administrative regulation, the demand for psychiatry by the family, and the constitution of a psychiatric-political discrimination between individuals
  • The voluntary-involuntary axis, the instinctive and the automatic
  • The reformers
  • The explosion of the symptomatological field
  • Psychiatry becomes science and technique of abnormal individuals
  • The abnormal: a huge domain of intervention
  • The problem of sexuality runs through the field of abnormality
  • The old Christian rituals of confession
  • From the confession according to a tariff to the sacrament of penance
  • Development of the pastoral
  • Louis Habert's Pratique du sacrament de penitence and Charles Borromee's (Carlo Borromeo) Instructions aux confesseurs
  • From the confession to spiritual direction
  • The double discursive filter of life in the confession
  • The principle of profound conviction
  • Confession after the Council of Trent
  • The sixth commandment: models of questioning according to Pierre Milhard and Louis Habert
  • Appearance of the body of pleasure and desire in penitential and spiritual practices
  • A new procedure of examination: the body discredited as flesh and the body blamed through the flesh
  • Spiritual direction, the development of Catholic mysticism, and the phenomenon of possession
  • Distinction between possession and witchcraft
  • The possessions of Loudon
  • Convulsion as the plastic and visible form of the struggle in the body of the possessed
  • The problem of the possessed and their convulsions does not belong to the history of illness
  • The anti-convulsives: stylistic modulation of the confession and spiritual direction; appeal to medicine; recourse to disciplinary and educational systems of the seventeenth century
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Convulsion as neurological model of mental illness
  • 9
  • 5 March 1975
  • 231
  • The problem of masturbation between the Christian discourse of the flesh and sexual psychopathology
  • Three forms of the somatization of masturbation
  • The pathological responsibility of childhood
  • Prepubescent masturbation and adult seduction; the offense comes from outside
  • A new organization of family space and control: the elimination of intermediaries and the direct application of the parent's body to the child's body
  • Cultural involution of the family
  • The relationship between truth and justice
  • The medicalization of the new family and the child's confession to the doctor, heir to the Christian techniques of the confession
  • The medical persecution of childhood by means of the restraint of masturbation
  • The constitution of the cellular family that takes responsibility for the body and life of the child
  • Natural education and State education
  • What makes the psychoanalytic theory of incest acceptable to the bourgeois family (danger comes from the child's desire)
  • Normalization of the urban proletariat and the optimal distribution of the working-class family (danger comes from fathers and brothers)
  • Two theories of incest
  • The antecedents of the abnormal: psychiatric-judicial mesh and psychiatric-familial mesh
  • The problematic of sexuality and the analysis of its irregularities
  • The twin theory of instinct and sexuality as epistemologico-political task of psychiatry
Control code
52341672
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
xxvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780312203344
Lccn
2003049892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52341672

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