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Power/knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1977 

The concept of pouvoir-savoir (power and knowledge) is a fundamental theme in Michel Foucault’s historical studies of the genealogy of human sciences. This book presents a collection of essays and interviews that provide a comprehensive guide to his extensive work. 

Relying on his investigations of prisons, schools, mental institutions, and other organised forms of social life, Foucault examines the mechanisms through which power infiltrates everyone’s life, influencing their bodies, actions, attitudes, learning processes – ultimately, each person daily existence.