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Nutzerbericht  - Bricker - LibraryThing

I was expecting more of a case history/solid changes or advancements in diagnosis and treatment, that was not to be here. This book seems to be more of a pompous philosophical/societal review of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - breadhat - LibraryThing

Four stars, I guess? I don't really know how to review something like this. There were several sections, including the conclusion, that I didn't feel I understood at all. And Foucault continues to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Brendan.H - LibraryThing

Difficult to review because I wouldn't claim to have a clear understanding of everything that the author is attempting to communicate. It doesn't help that the syntax can be brutal, with quite a bit ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - wonderperson - LibraryThing

Foucault is an brilliant Historian who charts the progress or lack of it of the treatment of the mentally ill. Read to be disturbed at how they were treated. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I found this an easier read than Foucault's other work. It's a fascinating look at the history of our culture's understanding and treatment of madness, as well the changing relationship we've had with ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - bloom - LibraryThing

Foucault employs an exacting and yet artistic methodology of historical-sociological interpretation of the history of madness in the age of reason. In this impressive work, he discovers that the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Nutzerbericht  - Tara - Goodreads

I read this before MF's lectures were published. Madness is an historical construction and MF is using it to illustrate the "epistemic shift" that occurs in the 16th and 17th centuries I enjoyed ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Nutzerbericht  - Jeremy - Goodreads

It's a bit drier and it lacks the really sharp style of Discipline and Punish, especially in the beginning, but his observations and analysis, coupled with his rigorous historical method are still ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Nutzerbericht  - Rebecca - Goodreads

I was able to grasp the concepts in this work more clearly than MF's Order of Things. This is a text that has given me a lot to think about over the years as a voting citizen. What does it say about ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


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