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I. Translations of the Major Works | II. Interviews, Essays, etc. | III. Secondary Literature | IV. Biographies and Biographical Criticism

I. Translations of the Major Works

  • Mental Illness and Psychology [1954] (NY: Harper & Row, 1976).
  • Madness and Civilization [1961] (NY: Pantheon, 1965).
  • Birth of the Clinic [1963] (NY: Pantheon, 1973).
  • The Order of Things [1966] (NY: Pantheon, 1970).
  • The Archaeology of Knowledge [1969] (NY: Pantheon, 1972).
  • Discipline and Punish [1975] (NY: Pantheon, 1977).
  • The History of Sexuality
  • Vol. I: An Introduction [1976] (NY: Pantheon, 1978).
  • Vol. II: The Use of Pleasure [1984] (NY: Random House, 1985).
  • Vol. III: The Care of the Self [1984] (NY: Random House, 1986).

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II. Interviews, Essays, etc.

  • Language, Counter-Memory, Practice (Cornell UP, 1977).
  • Power/Knowledge [1972-77] (NY: Pantheon, 1980).
  • The Foucault Reader (NY: Pantheon, 1984).
  • The Final Foucault (MIT Press, 1988). also secondary essays and bibliography.
  • The Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984 [1994]
  • Volume I: Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth (NY: The New Press 1997)
  • Volume II: Aesthetics, Method and Epistemology (NY: The New Press, 1998)

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III. Secondary Literature

A. Books

  • Foucault: The Will to Truth, by Alan Sheridan (Tavistock, 1980).
  • Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, by Hubert Dreyfus & Paul Rabinow (U Chicago, 1982).
  • Foucault, Marxism and History, by Mark Poster (Polity Press,1984).
  • Foucault, by Gilles Deleuze (U Minnesota, 1988).
  • MF's Archaeology of Scientific Reason, by Gary Gutting (Cambridge UP, 1989).
  • Michel Foucault's Force of Flight, by James Bernauer (Humanities, 1991).
  • Disciplining Foucault, by Jana Sawicki (Routledge, 1991).
  • Foucault & the Political, by Jon Simons (Routledge, 1991).
  • The Politics of Truth: From Marx to Foucault, by Michelle Barrett (Stanford UP, 1992).
  • Foucault & Feminism, by Lois McNay (Polity, 1992).
  • Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things, by Ann Laura Stoler (Duke UP, 1995).
  • The Age of Structuralism : From Levi-Strauss to Foucault, by Edith Kurzweil (Transactio,1996).
  • Foucault's Discipline: The Politics of Subjectivity, by John Ransom (Duke UP 1997).
  • A Foucault Primer: Discourse, Power and the Subject, by Alec McHoul with Wendy Grace (New York UP, 1997).
  • Freedom's Moment: An Essay on the French Idea of Liberty from Rousseau to Foucault, Paul Cohen (U Chicago, 1997).
  • Sartre, Foucault, and Reason in History: Toward an Existentialist Theory, Vol. 1, by Thomas Flynn (U Chicago, 1997).
  • Disciplining Sexuality: Foucault, Life Histories, and Education, by Sue Middleton (Teachers College Press, 1997).
  • Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason, by David Owen (Routledge, 1997).
  • Reading Knowledge: An Introduction to Foucault, Barthes and Althusser, by Michael Payne (Blackwell, 1997).
  • Foucault and Social Dialogue: Beyond Fragmentation, by Chris Falzon (Routledge, 1998).
  • Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization, by Ladelle McWhorter (Indiana UP, 1999).
  • The Nature of Capital : Marx after Foucault, by Richard Marsden (Routledge, 1999).
  • Michel Foucault : Materialism and Education, by Mark Olssen (Greenwood, 1999).

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B. Essay Collections

  • Feminism & Foucault, ed. Sara Diamond (Northeastern UP, 1988).
  • The Cambridge Companion to Foucault, ed. Gary Gutting (Cambridge UP, 1994).
  • Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault, ed. Susan J. Hekman (Pennsylvania State UP, 1996)
  • The Politics of Historical Vision: Marx, Foucault, Habermas, ed. Steven Best et al. (Guilford, 1997)
  • Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity, ed. Larmour et al (Princeton UP, 1997)
  • Foucault's Challenge: Discouse, Knowledge, and Power in Education, ed. Popkewitz et al. (Teachers College Press, 1997)
  • The Later Foucault : Politics and Philosophy, ed. Jeremy Moss (Sage. 1998)
  • Foucault and His Interlocutors, ed. Arnold Davidson (U Chicago, 1998)
  • Reassessing Foucault: Power, Medicine and the Body, ed. Colin Jones & Roy Porter (Routledge, 1998)
  • Foucault and Queer Theory, ed. Tamsin Spargo et al. (Totem Books, 1999)
  • The Sciences in Enlightened Europe, ed. William Clark et al. (U Chicago, 1999)
  • Cultural History after Foucault, ed. John Neubauer (de Gruyter, 1999)
  • Reading Foucault for Social Work, ed Adrienne Chambon et al. (Columbia UP, 1999)


IV. Biographies and Biographical Criticism

  • Michel Foucault, by Didier Eribon {tr. Betsy Wing} (Harvard UP, 1991).
  • The Lives of Michel Foucault, by David Macey (London: Hutchinson, 1993).
  • The Passion of Michel Foucault, by James Miller (Simon & Schuster, 1993).
  • Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography, by David Halperin (Oxford UP, 1995).

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