Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society by Mitchell Dean - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Lucid, timely and shrewd, this book makes a major contribution to understanding a concept that is belatedly being recognized as...

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Exact title of the book
Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society
Book author
Mitchell Dean
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
240 pages
Language
English
Published
October 4th 1999 by Sage Publications Ltd
File size (in PDF)
960 kB
Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society

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Lucid, timely and shrewd, this book makes a major contribution to understanding a concept that is belatedly being recognized as a core concept in the social sciences, governmentality. By looking at the work of Foucault, this book aims to reclaim governmentality as a central concept in sociology, asking what is governmentality and how are individuals and cultures organised in modern society? Dean seeks to learn from Foucault, but also draws on wider analytical frameworks and traditions to provide the first complete overview of the concept.

He argues that governmentality encapsulates a fundamentally new orientation to the study of power and authority. It allows for a new, more relevant understanding of how the individ.