Given the limitations of a short commentary, this article is restricted to an attempt to summarize the argument of a relatively small book, Discourses of Power. We should note the title of Barry Hindess’s book, Discourses of Power.1 This power?” it also does not attempt to provide a history of discourses of power. Discourses of Power From Hobbes to Foucault. Barry Hindess Police and Pastoral Power: Governmentality and Correctional Forensic Psychiatric Nursing.
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In this accessible yet provocative text Barry Hindess provides a new interpretation of concepts of power within Western social thought, from Hobbes’ notion of “sovereign power” to Foucault’s account of “government. From Hobbes to Foucault.
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A model of clear and effective writing, this book should be read by all students of political and social thought. Open Preview See a Problem? Philip Vergel marked it as to-read Jan 31, It includes and examination of Foucault’s radicalcritique of conventional approaches to the study of power, takingup the question of whether Faucault himself escapes the problemsand presuppositions which he identifies in the work of others.
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This book will be welcomed discpurses an important contemporary contribution to one of the key debates in social and political theory. Discourses of Power by Barry Hindess.
Elucidating and dissecting existing discourses of power, Hindessconcludes that these obscure fundamental problems with contemporaryWestern understandings of society and politics. Refresh and try again.
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Discourses of Power From Hobbes to Foucault
Anthony KJ rated it it was ok Jul 27, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In a brief concluding chapter, Hindess sums up both the strengths and limits of Foucault’s challenge to political theory, and points to the fictions of political community as constraints upon political thought which remain to be critically examined. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.
Joe added it Mar 09, Gau Paris added it Oct 21, Leo Loos rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Azadeh Sobout rated it really liked it Jul 13, Ian Packer added it Aug 02, Laura Kelley marked it as to-read Apr 12, A model of clear and effective writing, this book should be read by all students of political and social thought. Hobbes on Power and the Sovereign.
A Right of Making Laws: Lukes and Critical Theory. The Supreme Exercise of Power: Hindess identifies two conceptions of power which have dominatedmodern political thought: On this basis, he hinedss able to locate Foucault squarely in the mainstream of modern political thought, and to demonstrate the radicality of his attempts to refocus the analysis of power onto the nature and forms of government. The Supreme Exercise of Power: To ask other readers questions about Discourses of Powerplease sign up.
Discourses of Power by Barry Hindess
Locke on Political Power hinedss Morality. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Right of Making Laws: Through bold and invigorating investigations of the central texts of modern political thought, Barry Hindess uncovers their conceptual anatomy and reveals the pervasive implications of flawed understandings of power from Locke to contemporary liberalism and critical theory.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Through a lucid exploration of the arguments of Michel Foucault, Hindess poses us urgent and challenging questions about how one might think beyond these limited visions of political sovereignty and political community.