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Governing the Soul

Shaping of the Private Self



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Governing the Soul by Nikolas Rose
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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.

Author Biography

Nikolas Rose is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at Kings College London.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
Free Association Books
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