The History of Sexuality: an Introduction
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The History of Sexuality: an Introduction

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0679724699
  • 9780679724698
  • 24,906

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" The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely reasoned and internally cogent." -- The New York Times Book Review " Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas." -- Boston Globeshow more

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The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history.show more

About Michel Foucault

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.show more

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