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The History of Sexuality 1 by Michel Foucault
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Feb 06, 2010

really liked it
Read in February, 2010

this was not a book chosen by me to read, but was actually fairly provocative and essence the book is mostly about power, concepts like that power is not just disciplinary but that it lies in the less obvious ability to set definitions of normality and abnormality are insightful and very true.

it is interesting that the primary conclusion of this book is actually congenial with Christian thought: all of the focus on the topic that the book is named for has created a society where the "secret" to living revolves exclusively around sexuality, and that is probably not a good thing.

Of course, his alternative is not very compelling :)

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