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Required Reading
Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge (1972), at least pp. 78-108.

Laura Engelstein, “Combined Underdevelopment: Discipline and the Law in Imperial and Soviet Russia,” American Historical Review 98:2 (April 1993), 338-353.

Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star, “Pure, Real and Rational Numbers: The American Imaginary of Countability,” Social Studies of Science 31:3 (June 2001), 422-425.

Alexandra Minna Stern, “Buildings, Boundaries, and Blood: Medicalization and Nation-Building on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1910-1930,” Hispanic American Historical Review 79:1 (Feb., 1999), pp. 41-81 AND/OR
Jan Goldstein, “The Hysteria Diagnosis and the Politics of Anticlericalism in Late Nineteenth-Century France,” Journal of Modern History 54:2 (1982), pp. 209-239.

Further Suggestions
Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction (1979).
Old Bailey on-line
Peter Beattie, "The House, the Street, and the Barracks: Reform and Honorable Masculine Social Space in Brazil, 1864-1945," Hispanic American Historical Review 76:3 (1996).

Norbert Elias, The Civilizing Process: The Development of Manners (1939; trans. 1978), pp. 128-134; Power and Civility (1939; 1982), 229-258, available on e-reserves.

Expositions and exhibitions, short bibliography.

Laura Engelstein, The Keys to Happiness: Sex and the Search for Modernity in Fin-de-siècle Russia (1992).

Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault (1992).
Foucault bio
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish (1975; 1977).

Jan Goldstein, Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the Nineteenth Century (1987).

Jan Goldstein, ed., Foucault and the Writing of History (1994).

Gérard Noiriel, "Foucault and History: The Lessons of a Disillusion," Journal of Modern History 66 (Sept. 1994), 547-568.

Eric Paras, Foucault 2.0 Beyond Power Knowledge (2006).

Poster, Foucault, Marxism, and History: Mode of Production versus Mode of Information (1984); available on-line.

Daniel Segal, "'Western Civ' and the Staging of History in American Higher Education," American Historical Review 105 (2000), 770-803.Workhouse Website

Ann Laura Stoler, Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995).Representations


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