A Macat Analysis of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality Vol. 1: The Will to Knowledge
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- Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-19-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macat International Limited.
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Foucault's History of Sexuality Vol. 1 is a study of the evolution of cultural ideas about sex in the West since the end of the 17th century. Volume two looked at attitudes toward sex in ancient Greece; volume three investigated sex in ancient Rome. Like Foucault's earlier works, The History of Sexuality Vol. 1 was groundbreaking and controversial. He challenged the accepted idea that the rise of modernity and capitalism led to moves to repress talk about sex. On the contrary, according to Foucault, sex became the object of scientific study, and sexual practices were labeled either "normal" or "deviant". Governments passed laws regulating sexual practices, thereby strengthening control over their citizens. Foucault claimed sexuality is not so much the result of biological instincts as it is a social concept. He has since become a key influence in gender and gay studies.
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By AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES on 02-04-17
Needs a bit more on "now"
It is a very good recap, once you have digestied a bit more of Foucault. Still, it is a good preparation for advancing on the fields of the social sciences using forgotten as a tool and exploring more of a human equation.
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