Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Foucault revision

See the Foucault reading from the History of Sexuality and answer the following questions: 1) What does Foucault mean on page 18 when he talks about a steady proliferation of discourses about sex which gathered energy in the C18. 2) Explain the shift evolution which Foucault describes which made the flesh the root of all evil. 3) Instead of a censorship concerning sex what 3 forms of incitement did Foucault point out emerged at the beginning of the C18 to talk about sex? 4) What did Foucault say emerged instead of a general theory of sexuality? 5) Sex was not something one judged but one administered. As such what matter did it become? 6) Give some examples of the techniques of power that emerged in the C18 that we still have with us today? Be explicit on the variables. 7) What is at the heart of `population’? Explain? 8) What does the example of the farmhand demonstrate?



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