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The history of sexuality : the will to knowledge: vol. 1

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Michel Foucault's The Will to Knowledge is the first part of his influential trilogy of books on the history of sexuality. He argues that the recent explosion of discussion about sex in the West means that, far from being liberated, we are in the process of making a science of sexuality that is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure. This is a brilliant polemic from a groundbreaking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault
ISBN: 9780141037646 0141037644
OCLC Number: 277264752
Notes: "La Volonté de savoir" first published 1976. This translation first published under the title "The history of sexuality: vol. 1, an introduction", in the USA and Canada 1978. First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane 1979. Published by Pelican Books 1981. Reprinted in Peregrine books 1984. reprinted in Penguin Books 1990. Reprinted in Penguin Books under the present title 1998. This ed. published by Penguin Group (Australia), 2008.
Copyright Editions Gallimard, 1976. Translation copyright Random House, 1978.
Description: 168 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; translated from French by Robert Hurley.

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Michel Foucault's The Will to Knowledge is the first part of his influential trilogy of books on the history of sexuality. He argues that the recent explosion of discussion about sex in the West means that, far from being liberated, we are in the process of making a science of sexuality that is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure. This is a brilliant polemic from a groundbreaking radical intellectual. -- Book cover.

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