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Michel Foucault
One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.Michel Foucault (1926–1984) was a French historian and philosopher... show more



One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.Michel Foucault (1926–1984) was a French historian and philosopher associated with the structuralist and poststructuralist movements. He is often considered the most influential social theorist of the second half of the twentieth century, not only in philosophy but in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Among his most notable books are Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality.

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Birth date: June 15, 1926
Died: June 25, 1984
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LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 12 months ago
This is the sort of book that you feel that is brilliant, that brings something substantial to the humanities, a book which was read and reread and continues to amaze, yet you cant wait to finish it and go back to critics, who had enough patience to depict it sentence by sentence, because you are bo...
Edward
Edward rated it 3 years ago
PrefaceIntroduction--Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and SchizophreniaReference NotesIndex
Annie is reading ~
Annie is reading ~ rated it 3 years ago
Even if the title, "The History of Sexuality", would suggest a regular exploration of the customs, traditions and concepts regarding sexuality during the course of centuries - and it would have been interesting anyway - actually Foucault proposes a different study from the beginning. Given that he h...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 4 years ago
This book called an "erotic diary" was actually assigned reading in a political science course. This is the memoir of Herculine Barbin, a hermaphrodite who lived from 1838 to 1868, designated female at birth and then forced to take on a male identity when an affair with a women resulted in her physi...
AC
AC rated it 5 years ago
NEW REVIEW [it took more than a few days to get back to this -- I hope someone reads it... lol]I will add only a few additional comments to what I’ve already written (below and in the comments sections). It will be enough and more than enough.I came at this book with decades of prejudice built-up – ...
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