Durkheim and Foucault
Perspectives on Education and Punishment
Edited by Mark S. Cladis
132 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-0-95299-362-9 $24.95/£17.00 Pb Published (2001)
Education and punishment are two crucial sites of the "disciplinary society," approached by Durkheim and Foucault from different perspectives, but also in a shared concern with what kind of society might constitute an "emancipatory" alternative. This collection of essays explores the issues that are involved and that are illuminated through a comparison and contrast of two social theorists who at first sight might seem an "unlikely couple" - Durkheim and Foucault.
Mark S. Cladis is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Brown University and is author of A Communitarian Defense of Liberalism: Émile Durkheim and Contemporary Social Theory.