March 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault, edited by Nancy Luxon, translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives
Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault, edited by Nancy Luxon, translated by Thomas Scott-Railton


Hardback | Mar 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816695348 | 344pp | 216x140mm | Out of stock | RFB | AUD$59.99, NZD$72.99

First published in French in 1982, this first English translation of Disorderly Families contains ninety-four letters collected by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault from ordinary families who submitted complaints to the king of France in the eighteenth century to intervene and resolve their family disputes. Together, these letters offer unusual insight into the infamies of daily life.