The Passion of Michel Foucault
Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.
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Foucault asserted that it would be better to ask, " 'What relations, through
homosexuality, can be established, invented, multiplied, modulated?' "
Homosexuality, as he put it, "is not a form of desire but something desirable. We
have therefore to ...
Speaking about the movement for "desexualization," Foucault mentions the
women's movement and the American gay movement and their "inventive
element The American homosexual movements make that challenge [of
invention] their ...
4 (emphasis added). Foucault's formulation about "becoming homosexual" was
sufficiently odd that it prompted a follow-up question in his interview for the gay
French quarterly Masques: see "Histoire et homosexualite" (int, 1982), loc. cit., p.
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Foucault would hate this book, but the freak-reader will appreciate that the guy was a total freak (in both the best and worst ways). He sounds utterly histrionic and unbearable (repeated youthful ... Read full review
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Being a neophyte Foucault researcher, a Professor at my university recommended this book as a good frame for viewing the rest of his work. Context is always valuable, but I am starting to feel that ... Read full review
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