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ANDRADE, Daniel Pereira. The Legacy of Foucault. Sociologias [online]. 2010, n.23, pp. 428-437. ISSN 1517-4522.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-45222010000100015.

The book O Legado de Foucault (The Legacy of Foucault) is the result of a seminar with the same name held in Unesp / Araraquara - SP in 2004, and it presents a debate about the wide theoretical influence of the French thinker on the contemporary human sciences. The diversity of topics discussed, grouped into six thematic groups (Archives, Engagement and resistance; Feminisms; Friendship, body and aesthetics of existence; Law, violence and social control; and Philosophical paths), does justice to the plurality of Foucault's thought and explores the endless possibilities he opened up. The book intends to address the author's theoretical influence on the contemporary human sciences, and it provides an opportunity to understand how the social sciences in Brazil, particularly those developed in the public universities of the state of São Paulo, are working and renewed by his ideas.

Keywords : Foucault; Reception; Contemporary human sciences; Social Sciences in Brazil; Present.

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