#129 Overall Influence

Michel Foucault

French philosopher


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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.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

City University of New York

Public university system in New York City

Tunis University

University in Tunisia

University of Warsaw

Largest university in Poland

Uppsala University

Research university in Uppsala, Sweden

University at Buffalo

University with campuses in and around Buffalo, NY and Amherst, NY

University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis

Public university in Paris, France

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