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Use of Pleasure : The Ahaistory of Sexuality, Volume 2 - Michel Foucault

Use of Pleasure

The Ahaistory of Sexuality, Volume 2


Published: 14th April 1990
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In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality.

Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did sexual experience become a moral issue? And why were other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns, such as civic duty, not subjected to the numberless rules and regulations and judgments that have defined, if not confined, sexual behavior?

"Required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity or their hedonism versus our anxiety." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780394751221
ISBN-10: 0394751221
Series: The Ahaistory of Sexuality, Volume 2 : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 14th April 1990
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 12.7 x 13.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23