Governing the Soul : Shaping of the Private Self, Paperback Book

Governing the Soul : Shaping of the Private Self Paperback


This work is now widely recognised as one of the founding texts in a new approach to analyzing the links between political power, expertise and the self.

This "governmentality" perspective has had important implications for a range of academic disciplines including criminology, political theory, sociology and psychology and has generated much theoretical innovation and empirical investigation.

This second edition adds a new introduction setting out the methodological and conceptual bases of this approach and a new final chapter that considers some of the implications of recent developments in the government of subjectivity.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Free Association Books
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  • Category: The self, ego, identity, personality
  • ISBN: 9781853434440


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