full title · L'Archèologie du Savoir, translated as The Archeology of Knowledge.
author · Michel Foucault
language · French
time and place written · 1966–1968, Paris and Tunis
date of first publication · 1969
publisher · Èditions Gallimard
date of first u.s. publication · 1972
first u.s. publisher · Tavistock Publications
translator into english · A. M. Sheridan Smith
previous major publications (titles in translation) · Madness and Civilization (1961), The Birth of the Clinic (1963), The Order of Things (1966).
subsequent major publications (titles in translation) · Discipline and Punish (1975), History of Sexuality, Vol. I: An Introduction (1976).
posthumous publications · The Use of Pleasure: History of Sexuality, Vol. II (1984), The Care of the Self: History of Sexuality, Vol. III.
year of birth · 1926
year of death · 1984
place of birth · Poitiers, France
place of death · Paris, France
city of primary residence · Paris, France
other cities of residence · Uppsala, Sweden; Warsaw, Poland; Tokyo, Japan; Tunis, Morocco; Berkeley, California, USA.
primary place of education · Ècole Normale Supèrieure, Paris
sexual orientation · Gay
The study guide doesn't make things easier to understand.
I'm really having a hard time understanding what "discursive" means... This isn't helping me at all.