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Using Foucault’s methods

Kendall, G. and Wickham, G. (1999) Using Foucault’s methods. SAGE Publications Ltd, London.

Abstract

Using Foucault's Methods provides a clear, straightforward guide to those who want to apply the work of Foucault to their own field of interest. The authors employ an accessible style to encourage readers to engage with Foucault's work (and other Foucaultian thought) by tackling those questions and issues that students often raise about his work. They are then shown the many ways Foucault's methods have been used in the analysis of social order. The book is organized around the following themes: history, archaeology, genealogy and discourse as the cornerstones of Foucault's methods; and science and culture as important objects of analysis for those using Foucault's methods. Using Foucault's Methods will dispel any possibility that Foucault might be seen as a mystical and impenetrable writer and enable the reader to understand how Foucault's contribution to social thought can be applied and open up possibilities for researchers to use Foucault rather than merely discuss him.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publishers Website: http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book206550?siteId=sag...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7496
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