Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic 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 questions of what we are to what our sexuality is. Download The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction Author Michel Foucault – tbjewellers.co.uk
Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas He held a chair at the Coll ge de France with the title History of Systems of Thought, but before he was Professor at University of Tunis, Tunisia, and then Professor at University Paris VIII He lectured at several different Universities over the world as at the University at Buffalo, the University of California, Berkeley and University of S o Paulo, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences and the prison system, as well as for his work on the history of human sexuality His writings on power, knowledge, and discourse have been widely influential in academic circles In the 1960s Foucault was associated with structuralism, a movement from which he distanced himself Foucault also rejected the poststructuralist and postmodernist labels later attributed to him, preferring to classify his thought as a critical history of modernity rooted in Immanuel Kant Foucault s project was particularly influenced by Nietzsche, his genealogy of knowledge being a direct allusion to Nietzsche s genealogy of morality In a late interview he definitively stated I am a Nietzschean Foucault was listed as the most cited scholar in the humanities in 2007 by the ISI Web of Science.
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- The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
- Michel Foucault
- 01 August 2018 Michel Foucault