French Modern (Paperback)

Norms and Forms of the Social Environment

By Paul Rabinow

University of Chicago Press, 9780226701745, 464pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1995

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Description

In this study of space and power and knowledge in France from the 1830s through the 1930s, Rabinow uses the tools of anthropology, philosophy, and cultural criticism to examine how social environment was perceived and described. Ranging from epidemiology to the layout of colonial cities, he shows how modernity was revealed in urban planning, architecture, health and welfare administration, and social legislation.


About the Author

Paul Rabinow is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.