The History of Sexuality

The History of Sexuality

Paperback (29 Oct 1998) | English

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Synopsis

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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Book information

ISBN: 9780140268683
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.7091821
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 17903
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 136g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 11mm