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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41 "I think that the kind of pleasure 1 would consider as the real pleasure would
be so deep, so intense, so overwhelming that 1 couldn't survive it," Foucault
explained in another interview that year: "Complete total pleasure ... for me, it's
"I think that S/M is much more than that: it's the real creation of new possibilities of
pleasure." Through S/M, people "are inventing new possibilities of pleasure with
strange parts of their body — through the eroticization of the body. I think it's a ...
102 As he summed up one of the central political points of the book in a 1977
interview, "one should aim," in the new feminist and gay social movements, not at
a "liberation" of "sex-desire," but rather "at a general economy of pleasure not ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knownever - LibraryThing
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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