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The Use of Pleasure: The History of Sexuality, Volume 2

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In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality.

Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did sexual experience become a moral issue? And why were other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns, such as civic duty, not subjected to the numberless rules and regulations and judgments that have defined, if not confined, sexual behavior?

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"Required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity or their hedonism versus our anxiety." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394751221
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sexual excitement
Subject:
Sex customs -- History.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
philosophy;sexuality;history;theory;foucault;non-fiction;sex;critical theory;queer;gender;cultural studies;power;sociology;french;postmodernism;20th century;social theory;poststructuralism;gender studies;psychology;queer theory;discourse;history of sexual
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.66 in 0.5 lb

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