History of Sexuality

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This controversial account, by one of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century, explores the evolving social, economic and political forces that have shaped our attitudes to sex.

ISBN: 9780140268683 Author: Foucault, Michel Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 29th October 1998 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 306.7091821 (edition:21) Pages: 168 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , ,

Why has there been such an explosion of discussion about sex in the west since the 17th century? Here, one of France’s greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic and political forces that have shaped our attitudes to sex. In a book that is at once controversial and seductive, Foucault describes how we are in the process of making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure.

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