About the Book
The present edition is a critical examination of life and philosophy of Foucault who is mostly remembered for his theory of power and his analysis of disciplinary society. His studies cover a wide range of disciplines and topics that could be broadly divided into genealogical histories (of the clinic, the human sciences, madness, the penal system, biopolitics and sexuality) and methodological reflections (on structuralism, archaeology, heterotopias, the writing of history). Foucault places a special emphasis on the institutional expression of knowledge production. We are sure that one who wants to understand a psycho-pathological analysis of Foucault’s theory will find this edition an invaluable source of information. Our sincere thanks are due to all who helped us to transform the concept in reality.
About the Authors
Arati Sharma is senior research fellow of Psychology (Patna University), Patna. Presently, she is doing research under Commonwealth Fellowship in London. During her research she has firsthand experience on different psychological aspects which need to be focused. However within a very short span of time she became an expert in solving complex problems in the areas of depression, strategic short term psychotherapy and clinical applications of hypnosis. Her research works are based on practical case studies. She is aware of all modern developments in the scientific methods of psychoanalysis and her approach is practical and educative.
Anjana Banerjee, born in Calcutta and educated in Patna, is a young scholar and teacher of Political Science. She has done M.A. (Political Science) and Ph.D. from Patna University. As a keen researcher, she has written a number of research papers and articles which have been published in reputed journals and newspapers. Presently she is working as a lecturer in RSP College Jharia, Dhanbad.