Without doubt Michel Foucault was one of the towering intellectual presences of the twentieth century. His work on the organization of knowledge, sexuality, power, discipline, medicine, madness, identity and politics has left an indelible mark on our understanding of these matters.
In recognition of Foucault's achievement Routledge has commissioned two three volumed Critical Assessments as the benchmark guides to his thought. The first set, Michel Foucault 1 discusses the work of Michel Foucault on questions of method and politics, and the second set, Michel Foucault 11 will examine Foucault's work in relation to the themes of rationality, power and subjectivity.
Michel Foucault 1- Archaeology, Genealogy and Politics is divided into four sections concerned with `Situating Foucault', `Archaeology-Discourse, Language, Literature', `Genealogy, History and Critique', `Politics, Ethics and Truth'.
Edited by one of the world's most distinguished Foucault scholars, both collections include general and section introductions by Barry Smart to set Foucault's work in the appropriate historical and intellectual context, and to guide the reader through the complexities of the papers. Both collections will be essential reading wherever the work of Foucault is seriously debated and applied.