shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Apr 14th - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Best Practices for Psychological Treatment [Leading Edge Seminars]
Apr 14th - tps&i Scientific Meeting - The Unrepresented in the Treatment of an Adult-Gifted-Child [tps&i]
Apr 14th - Children's Grief and Bereavement Certificate Program [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Apr 15th - Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory of Guided Approach to Therapy [MHASO - Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa]
Apr 17th - What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work: A Workshop for Mental Health Professionals and Parents [Leading Edge Seminars:]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are open only for pickups 9-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $75. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Foucault, Psychology and the Analytics of Power
Hook, Derek
Palgrave Macmillan / Softcover / 2010-06-01 / 0230008208
Social & Political Issues / Social Psychology
price: $54.95 (may be subject to change)
320 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

This book introduces and applies Foucault's key concepts to the field of psychology and the social sciences. Drawing on Foucault's College de France lectures, it argues for a historical, genealogical analysis of Foucault's work and examines a wide range of social issues such as racism, sexuality, paedophilia, subjectivity and power.


"This groundbreaking book provides an impassioned argument for Foucault that also locates the work in current debates in social and political theory. Hook's lucid writing has an urgency that draws the reader into a journey through theoretical debates that also makes them come alive as it addresses key political questions. This book combines elaboration and application in measures that will leave the reader with a thirst for more of the real critical-political Michel Foucault and admiration for an author who has at last shown us how to find him." -- Ian Parker, Professor of Psychology, Discourse Unit, Manchester, UK

"This book is an exercise in theoretical excavation in which Hook develops a series of provocative arguments - developed between Foucault and psychoanalysis - about the operations of power in the production of political subjectivies and affects." -- Professor Kevin Durrheim, Professor of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

"This highly analytical...treatise provides an excellent conceptual foundation and reference for the conduct of Foucaultian research in various areas...the text is written with fluency, logically presented, and its arguments are introduced to readers using vivid language...[it provides an excellent resource for health care professionals...[and is an important contribution to critical social science research" -- Ari Vnnen, Journal of Health Psychology

"In an age where arguably other critical theorists have superseded Foucault in terms of scholarly attention...Hook's contribution is timely and will draw in a wide readership beyond psychology, including sociologists, human geographers and political scientists...I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion into Foucaultian territory, and Hook makes for a perceptive and provocative guide." -- Brendan Gough, British Journal of Sociology

"This exciting new text by Derek Hook represents a much needed elaboration of the application of Foucault's analytics of power for use within the discipline of psychology and the social sciences more broadly...Hook's close reading of Foucault's work demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of what is often a very dense body of work, and as a result he renders Foucault's key ideas in ways that are both highly readable and stimulating. The book will definitely be of interest to those working in the field of critical race and whiteness studies who are looking to draw upon the work of Foucault to conduct their own research, and will also provide a useful springboard for those wishing to further critique the functions of racialised power, both within Foucault's work and beyond." -- Damien W. Riggs, ACRAWSA

About the Author:

Derek Hook is Lecturer in the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics, UK. He is also a Research Associate in Psychology at the School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has published articles on Foucault, critical psychology, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory and the social psychology of race" and racism. "

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
Hook, Derek
other lists
Palgrave Macmillan
Social & Political Issues
Social Psychology