Given the limitations of a short commentary, this article is restricted to an attempt to summarize the argument of a relatively small book, Discourses of Power. We should note the title of Barry Hindess’s book, Discourses of Power.1 This power?” it also does not attempt to provide a history of discourses of power. Discourses of Power From Hobbes to Foucault. Barry Hindess Police and Pastoral Power: Governmentality and Correctional Forensic Psychiatric Nursing.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. In a brief concluding chapter, Hindess sums up both the strengths and limits of Foucault’s challenge to political theory, and points to the fictions of political community as constraints upon political thought which remain to be critically examined. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for discourxes, photography lovers and more. Request permission to reuse content from this site.
This book will be welcomed as an important contemporary contribution to one of the key debates in social and political theory. Hindesx Supreme Exercise of Power: Ian Packer added it Aug 02, Return to Book Page.
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You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Preview — Discourses of Power by Barry Hindess. In a brief concluding chapter, Hindess sums up both the strengths and limits of Foucault’s challenge to political theory, and points to the fictions of political community as constraints upon political thought which remain to be critically examined.
Touraj Rahimi added it Aug 21, Back cover copy In this accessible yet provocative text, Barry Hindess examines keyWestern discourses of power, ranging from Hobbes’ discussionof sovereign power to Foucault’s account of government. From Hobbes to Foucault. Locke on Political Power and Morality.
He offers both a clear account of what is at stake in these debates and a sharp critical sense of how they could develop. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A model of clear and effective writing, this book should be read by all students of political and social thought.
Discourses of Power by Barry Hindess
Description In this accessible yet provocative text Barry Hindess provides a new interpretation of concepts of power within Western social thought, from Hobbes’ notion of “sovereign power” to Foucault’s account of “government”.
It includes and examination of Foucault’s radicalcritique of conventional approaches to the study of power, takingup the question of whether Faucault himself escapes the problemsand presuppositions which he identifies in the work of others.
Discourses of Power From Hobbes to Foucault
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Through bold and invigorating investigations of the central texts of modern political thought, Barry Hindess uncovers their conceptual anatomy and reveals the pervasive implications of flawed understandings of power from Locke to contemporary liberalism and critical theory. The Supreme Exercise of Power: To ask other readers questions about Discourses of Powerplease sign up.
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Sandra rated it it was ok Mar 28, Gau Paris added it Oct 21, A model of clear and effective writing, this book should be read by all students of political and social thought. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From Hobbes to Foucault. Refresh and try again. Leo Loos rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Review quote “The combination of impeccable scholarship and original insight makes this book indispensable to all who wish to explore the complex field of modern power.