Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1036: Foucault-Discipline and Punish

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

All students need to have available to them personally a copy of the main text:

Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Penguin Books, 352 pages.


Further readings include  

Michel Foucault, The Will to Truth, by Alan Sheridan, Tavistock, London 1980

R. Dreyfus and P Rabinow, Michel Foucault, Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutic, University of Chicago Press 1983

Herbert Marcuse, Repressive Tolerance, 1965

Juergen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, MIT 1990

Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace, A Foucault Primer. Discourse, power and the subject, Routledge 2002

Anne Schwann and Stephen Shapiro, How to read Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, Pluto Press, 2011


A list with literatures on the 4 themes will be provided on ELE