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The History of Sexuality: An Introduction: 001 - Michel Foucault, Robert Hurley
The History of Sexuality: An Introduction: 001
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B009BHZGPM
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
Series: The History of Sexuality (#1)
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3.0 August reads: The History of Sexuality #1, Michel Foucault
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...
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The History of Sexuality is a history with little to no citation. What struck me as particularly frustrating with Foucault in Discipline and Punish is also present here. Whereas I have some understanding of legal history to recognize the generalities and oversimplified principles operating within...
Book Addled
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4.0 The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction
Foucault observes in The History of Sexuality, that confession, the trope of autobiography, “unfolds within a power relationship’”(61). The power of authority induces the subject to confess, while the power of the confessor resides in the act itself. Confessors, particularly in autobiography, gain t...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
This is a perfect example of the kind of writing characterised by Clive James as prose that ‘scorns the earth for fear of a puncture’. Foucault may be able to think – it's not easy to tell – but he certainly can't write.Everywhere there is an apparent desire to render a simple thought impenetrable. ...
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