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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021

Three really generous endorsements for the book, from people whose own work I really admire.

‘Elden’s compendious coverage of Foucault’s intellectual career constitutes the contemporary apogee of scholarship on Foucault.’
Mark G. E. Kelly, Western Sydney University

‘This is a work of immense scholarship. Stuart Elden provides a wealth of contextual information on Foucault’s less familiar early career.’
Clare O’Farrell, Queensland University of Technology

‘Stuart Elden’s comprehensive, finely crafted investigation of the early Foucault is much more than a contribution to Foucault studies. It’s an exemplary guide to writing intellectual history.’
Michael J. Shapiro, University of Hawai’i, Manoa

The proofs and index for the book are complete, so just waiting to see the finished thing. Here’s the back cover description:

It was not until 1961 that Foucault published his first major book,History ofMadness. He had been working as an…

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