Stephen Shapiro, Professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Warwick, and author of How to Read Marx’s Capital (Pluto, 2008) and How to Read Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (Pluto, 2011) has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed this week.
Laurie Taylor presented a special programme on the life and work of the iconoclastic French philosopher and theorist, Michel Foucalt. He was joined by Professor Shapiro, Professor Vikki Bell and Professor Lois McNay.
“This is a useful and illuminating companion to Foucault’s book, and will clarify much that remains puzzling about this proteiform thinker, dispelling misunderstandings and sending the reader on new and more fruitful paths” – Fredric Jameson, William A. Lane Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University
“[A] highly readable guide to one of Foucault’s best-known but often misinterpreted works. … This book will be of great assistance to students and others looking for a clear introduction to Discipline and Punish and for pointers on its theoretical contexts.” – Clare O’Farrell, author of Michel Foucault (2005) and founding editor of Foucault Studies
“An excellent aid to Foucault’s classic text.” – Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick