Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Ball, M. (2018). Mariana Valverde (2017) Michel Foucault. Oxon: Routledge.. International Journal For Crime, Justice And Social Democracy, 7(1), 143-145. DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v7i1.469

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In this short and accessible volume, Mariana Valverde adopts the unenviable task not only of surveying Michel Foucault’s contributions to criminology and criminal justice but also of summarising relevant parts of the voluminous Foucaultian scholarship which has appeared since his death. Despite some minor critiques to which I shall return , the book is an important contribution and particularly a good reference tool.



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