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The History of sexuality. Volume I, An introduction

Author: Michel Foucault; Robert Hurley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why has there been such a veritable explosion of discussion about sex in the west since the seventeenth century? How did we ever come to believe that our increasing talk about it would make us less repressed? In this [book, the author] offers [an] exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the question of what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault; Robert Hurley
OCLC Number: 52350066
Notes: Originally published: New York : Vintage Books, 1990, ©1978. Vintage Books ed.
Also published: v. 2. The use of pleasure; v. 3. The care of the self.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: We "Other Victorians" --
Repressive hypothesis: Incitement to discourse; Perverse implantation --
Scientia sexuality --
Deployment of sexuality: Objective method; Domain; Periodization --
Right of death and power over life.
Other Titles: Volume 1
Histoire de la sexualite.
Responsibility: by Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Robert Hurley.

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Why has there been such a veritable explosion of discussion about sex in the west since the seventeenth century? How did we ever come to believe that our increasing talk about it would make us less repressed? In this [book, the author] offers [an] exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the question of what we are to what our sexuality is.-Back cover.

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