Michel Foucault

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French philosopher

Why Is Michel Foucault Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Paul-Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, writer, political activist, and literary critic. Foucault's theories primarily address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Though often cited as a structuralist and postmodernist, Foucault rejected these labels. His thought has influenced academics, especially those working in communication studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, criminology, cultural studies, literary theory, feminism, Marxism and critical theory.

Michel Foucault's Published Works

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What Are Michel Foucault's Academic Contributions?

Michel Foucault is most known for their academic work in the field of sociology. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of history, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, and literature.

Michel Foucault has made the following academic contributions:

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