History of Sexuality Volume 1, The
- Author: Foucault, Michel (Translated Hurley, R.
- ISBN: 9780140268683
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Why has there been such an explosion of discussion about sex in the west since the 17th century? Here, one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic and political forces that have shaped our attitudes to sex. In a book that is at once controversial and seductive, Foucault describes how we are in the process of making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure. Contents: Part 1 We "other victorians". Part 2 The repressive hypothesis: the incitement to discourse; the peverse implantation. Part Scientia sexualis. Part 4 The deployment of sexuality: objective; method; domain; periodization. Part 5 Right of death and power over life.