50th Anniversary of Madness and Civilization

The radio program, Philosopher’s Zone, of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), has produced a special episode to mark the 50th anniversary of Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization. As described on the program’s website:

Exactly fifty years ago, a 33-year-old Frenchman named Michel Foucault completed what would become one of the most influential works on the history of psychiatry: Madness and Civilization: A history of insanity in the age of reason. The book made a philosophical star of its author and changed our view of madness.

To listen to this episode of the Philosopher’s Zone click here. A thank you to the Society for the History of Psychology’s facebook group for directing AHP to this resource.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.