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The History of Sexuality

Volume 2: The Use of Pleasure

Michel Foucault



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01 September 2020
The second volume of Foucault's pioneering analysis of sexuality and power relations, now reissued in Penguin Modern Classics.

Michel Foucault's landmark account explores our evolving attitudes to sex, and shows how are making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase in pleasure.
By:   Michel Foucault
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   224g
ISBN:   9780241385999
ISBN 10:   0241385997
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michel Foucalt (1926-84) was one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France. Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.

Reviews for The History of Sexuality: Volume 2: The Use of Pleasure

No brief survey can do justice to the richness, complexity, and detail of Foucault's discussion ... subtle and penetrating * New York Review of Books * 'A man of the same era and Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, Jacques Derrida and Jean Baudrillard, he was, in his writings and his life, the most accessible of them all, as well as the most beguiling' -- Richard Gott * Guardian * Always provocative, needling, disconcerting * Washington Times *

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