The History of Sexuality: An Introduction

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 18, 2012 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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Michel Foucult offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.
 

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Review: The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction (The History of Sexuality #1)

User Review  - Jed - Goodreads

A sociological/philosophical/historical book which takes aim at the generally accepted theory that Western culture as a whole has suffered from Puritannical sexual repression for the last few hundered ... Read full review

Review: The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction (The History of Sexuality #1)

User Review  - Jana - Goodreads

First read this before all the Freud (which I'll get back to reviewing some other time) and then again a few years later and got even more out of it. My copy of this book is so marked up and tagged ... Read full review

Contents

The Incitement to Discourse
17
The Perverse Implantation
36
Objective
81
Domain
103
Index
161
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Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.

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