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The History of Sexuality The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality The Care of the Self


The History of Sexuality The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The third volume of Foucault's history of sexuality. A sociologist and historian of ideas, Foucault's other works include Madness and Civilization , The Archaeology of Knowledge , The Birth of the Clinic and Discipline and Punish .


The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely reasoned and internally cogent. -- The New York Times Book Review

Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas. -- Boston Globe

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

14th May 1990


Michel Foucault

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Penguin Books Ltd


288 pages


Sexual behaviour
History of ideas
Popular psychology



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