48 pages 1 hour read

Michel Foucault

Discipline And Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1975

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Essay Topics


How can genealogy provide insight into modern problems? Use a genealogical approach to consider a contemporary social issue.


Do you agree with the ideas of moral relativism and factual relativism? Do you believe in concepts of absolute truth and morality?


Apply Foucault’s theories about power and the body to other works in which the body plays a significant role. For example, compare Foucault’s theories to Margaret Atwood’s description in her essay “The Female Body.” How does power both produce and repress the body in this work?