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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On the contrary , Foucault argues , sexuality is an invention of modern society —
a new way of thinking , built around an ... formulated in the nineteenth century ,
that each of us can be known , and defined , by our sexual instincts and desires .
If sexuality and sex , like the body generally , are both shaped in depth through a
kind of “ bio - power , ” determining our corporeal sense of being in the world ,
then a simple declaration of sexual freedom will not , and cannot , by itself usher
But , in contrast with the position of women , the fixing of homosexuals to their
sexual specificity is much stronger , they reduce everything to the order of sex "
except , as Foucault acknowledged ( see his comments later in the chapter ) , for
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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