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Department
History
Course
HIST 124
Professor
Steven J Maynard
Semester
Fall

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HIST 124 The Loonie Toonie Approach Monday September 10 th Michel Foucault (1926-1984) Foucault’s train of thinking was to consider the “history of the present”  Simply: the present is a outcome of the past  Finding problems in present society and tracing it back through history  Alternate definition: using genealogy – Tracing family history – but applying this concept to history Example: Foucault traced the roots of modern day surveillance back to the creation of prisons in his work of Discipline and Punishments 1975. He determined that the idea of surveying subjects allowed them to be reformed; power over people can be the result of merely observing th
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