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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679752554
ISBN-10 0679752552
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Beginning with the emergence of Western penal methods in the seventeenth century, the noted French philosopher explores the role of prisons in society and shows that prisons today, as always, simply define, refine, and perpetuate crime. Reprint. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 1995)
9780679752554 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Beginning with the emergence of Western penal methods in the seventeenth century, the noted French philosopher explores the role of prisons in society and shows that prisons today, as always, simply define, refine, and perpetuate crime.

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