Michel Foucault
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Michel Foucault by Barry Smart

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Published by Routledge in London .
Written in English


  • Foucault, Michel.,
  • Sociology -- France -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementBarry Smart.
SeriesKey sociologists
LC ClassificationsHM"22"F8"F688"1988
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21021405M
ISBN 100415036763

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