The History of Sexuality. Volume 2 Use of Pleasure

The History of Sexuality. Volume 2 Use of Pleasure - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'No brief survey can do justice to the richness, complexity and detail of Foucault's discussion' New York Review of Books

The second volume of Michel Foucault's pioneering analysis of the changing nature of desire explores how sexuality was perceived in classical Greek culture.

From the stranger byways of Greek medicine (with its advice on the healthiest season for sex, as well as exercise and diet) to the role of women, The Use of Pleasure is full of extraordinary insights into the differences - and the continuities - between the Ancient, Christian and Modern worlds, showing how sex became a moral issue in the west.

'Required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity' Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241385999
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.709
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 222g
Height: 231mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 23mm