Download or read book The History of Sexuality: 2 written by Michel Foucault and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'No brief survey can do justice to the richness, complexity and detail of Foucault's discussion' New York Review of Books The second volume of Michel Foucault's pioneering analysis of the changing nature of desire explores how sexuality was perceived in classical Greek culture. From the stranger byways of Greek medicine (with its advice on the healthiest season for sex, as well as exercise and diet) to the role of women, The Use of Pleasure is full of extraordinary insights into the differences - and the continuities - between the Ancient, Christian and Modern worlds, showing how sex became a moral issue in the west. 'Required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity' Los Angeles Times Book Review
Download or read book The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2 written by Michel Foucault and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1990 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 Use 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?
Download or read book Grounds for Respect written by Kristi Giselsson and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012-07-25 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grounds for Respect broaches a question that is of vital importance to all; namely, what grounds do we need in order to justify respect for others? In exploring this question the author provides not only a critical overview of traditional and contemporary approaches to — and critiques of — the concept of a common humanity, but also offers a distinctively new approach as to what it might mean to be human.
Download or read book The History of Sexuality written by Michel Foucault and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1990-04-14 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why we are so fascinated with sex and sexuality—from the preeminent philosopher of the 20th century. Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.
Download or read book A Critical History of Psychotherapy, Volume 2 written by Renato Foschi and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-11-08 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique book offers a comprehensive overview of the history of psychotherapy. Volume 2 traces the evolution of psychotherapy from the 1950s and the later 20th century through to modern times, considering what the future of psychotherapy will look like. The book shows how the history of psychotherapy has evolved over time through different branches and examines the offshoots as they develop. Each part of the book represents a significant period of time or a decade of the 20th century and provides a detailed overview of all significant movements within the history of psychology. The book also shows connections with history and contextualizes each therapeutic paradigm so it can be better understood it in a broader social context. The book is the first of its kind to show the parallel evolution of different theories in psychotherapy. It will be essential reading for researchers and students in the fields of clinical psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, the history of medicine and psychology.
Download or read book Foucault, Sexuality, Antiquity written by Sandra Boehringer and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-06-23 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Foucault, Sexuality, Antiquity, published for the first time in English, takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring how the work of Michel Foucault has influenced studies of ancient Greece and Rome. Foucault’s The History of Sexuality has had a profound and lasting impact across the humanities and social sciences. In the two volumes dedicated to pagan antiquity, Foucault provided scholars with new questions for addressing ancient Greek and Roman societies, and an original epistemological framework for thinking about eroticism and about the processes by which individuals are led to recognize themselves as the subjects of their desires. Now, decades later, the scholars in this volume explore Foucault’s role in shaping and reorienting discussions of antiquity in the fields of philosophy, gender studies, and psychoanalysis, among others. A multidisciplinary exploration of Foucault’s work and its relationship to our understanding of ancient Greco-Roman societies, Foucault, Sexuality, Antiquity will be of interest to students and scholars in classical studies, philosophy, gender studies, and ancient history.
Download or read book Foucault and Law written by Peter Fitzpatrick and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few thinkers can have had a more diverse or a more contested impact on theorizing law than Michel Foucault. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of Foucault's work and of the intellectual fields it has so conspicuously influenced. Such diversity informs the present collection and is signalled in the headings of its four sections: Epistemologies: archaeology, discourse, Orientalism Political philosophy: discipline, governmentality and the genealogy of law Embodiment, difference, sexuality and the law The subject of rights and ethics. Whilst the published work selected for this collection amply accommodates this diversity, it also draws together strands in Foucault's work that coalesce in seemingly conflicting theories of law. Yet the editors are also committed to showing how that very conflict goes to constitute for Foucault an integral and radical theory of law. This theory ranges not just beyond the restrained and diminished conceptions of law usually derived from Foucault, but also beyond the characteristic concern in Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy to constitute law in its difference and separation from other socio-political forms.
Download or read book Discourses of Sexuality written by Domna C. Stanton and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important and timely book on a subject of enduring interest
Download or read book Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context written by Albert J. Mills and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 604 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "At last there is a lucid, well-written OB book, which covers key issues required in OB teaching, but which has a mind of its own. Students and faculty will recognize this is more than standard fare." - Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School
Download or read book The Invention of Heterosexuality written by Jonathan Ned Katz and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2014-12-10 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Heterosexuality,” assumed to denote a universal sexual and cultural norm, has been largely exempt from critical scrutiny. In this boldly original work, Jonathan Ned Katz challenges the common notion that the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality has been a timeless one. Building on the history of medical terminology, he reveals that as late as 1923, the term “heterosexuality” referred to a "morbid sexual passion," and that its current usage emerged to legitimate men and women having sex for pleasure. Drawing on the works of Sigmund Freud, James Baldwin, Betty Friedan, and Michel Foucault, The Invention of Heterosexuality considers the effects of heterosexuality’s recently forged primacy on both scientific literature and popular culture. “Lively and provocative.”—Carol Tavris, New York Times Book Review “A valuable primer . . . misses no significant twists in sexual politics.”—Gary Indiana, Village Voice Literary Supplement “One of the most important—if not outright subversive—works to emerge from gay and lesbian studies in years.”—Mark Thompson, The Advocate
Download or read book The Use of Biodiversity in International Law written by Andreas Kotsakis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a legal genealogy of biodiversity – of its strategic use before and after the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1993. This history of ‘genetic gold’ details how, with the aid of international law, the idea of biodiversity has been instrumentalized towards political and economic aims. A study of the strategic utility of biodiversity, rather than the utility of its protection under international law, the book’s focus is not, therefore, on the sustainable or non-sustainable use of biodiversity as a natural resource, but rather on its historical use as an intellectual resource. Although biodiversity is still not being effectively conserved, nor sustainably used, the Convention on Biological Diversity and its parent regime persists, now after several decades of operation. This book provides the comprehensive answer to the question of the convention’s continued existence. Drawing from environmental history, the philosophy of science, political economy and development studies, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Environmental Law, International Law, Environmental Studies, and Ecology.
Download or read book Genuine Reciprocity and Group Authenticity written by Kevin Craig Boileau and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2000 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To some, Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy signaled the end of modernity. Michael Foucault's theories on the generation of the self helped to usher in the post-modern era. Kevin Boileau's work, Genuine Reciprocity and Group Authenticity argues that Sartre's insight into the positive reciprocal relationships of individuals can be understood through the Foucauldian concept of power and discourse. The book explores authenticity on individual and group levels, breaking new ground in the study of Sartre and Foucault. It is a beneficial tool for philosophers studying modern or post-modern thought.
Download or read book Sexualities and Communication in Everyday Life written by Karen E. Lovaas and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2007 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpts from foundational work, recent journal articles and pieces written for this text about the role of communication in the construction and performance of sexualities in interpersonal contexts and public discourses.
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Lacan written by Jean-Michel Rabaté and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-07-31 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of specially commissioned essays by academics and practising psychoanalysts, first published in 2003, explores key dimensions of Jacques Lacan's life and works. Lacan is renowned as a theoretician of psychoanalysis whose work is still influential in many countries. He refashioned psychoanalysis in the name of philosophy and linguistics at the time when it underwent a certain intellectual decline. Advocating a 'return to Freud', by which he meant a close reading in the original of Freud's works, he stressed the idea that the unconscious functions 'like a language'. All essays in this Companion focus on key terms in Lacan's often difficult and idiosyncratic developments of psychoanalysis. This volume will bring fresh, accessible perspectives to the work of this formidable and influential thinker. These essays, supported by a useful chronology and guide to further reading will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.
Download or read book Political Genealogy After Foucault written by Michael Clifford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining the most powerful elements of Foucault's theories, Clifford produces a methodology for cultural and political critique called "political genealogy" to explore the genesis of modern political identity. At the core of American identity, Clifford argues, is the ideal of the "Savage Noble," a hybrid that married the Native American "savage" with the "civilized" European male. This complex icon animates modern politics, and has shaped our understandings of rights, freedom, and power.
Download or read book Virtuous Vice written by Eric O. Clarke and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2000-02-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this daring study of queer life and the public sphere, Eric O. Clarke examines the effects of inclusion within public culture. Departing from studies that emphasize homophobia and its mechanisms of exclusion, Virtuous Vice details how mainstream efforts to represent queers affirmatively continually fall short of full democratic enfranchisement. Clarke draws on contemporary writings along with late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English and European cultural history to investigate how concepts of value, representation, and homoeroticism have interacted and circulated in the West since the Enlightenment. Examining the role of eroticism in citizenship and why only normalizing constructions of homosexuality enable inclusion, Clarke reconsiders the work of Habermas and Foucault in relation to contemporary visibility politics, Kant’s moral and political theory, Marx’s analysis of value, and the sexualized dynamics of the Victorian cultural public sphere. The juxtaposition of Habermas with Foucault reveals the surprising value of reading the former in the context of queer politics and the usefulness of the theory of the public sphere for understanding contemporary identity politics and the visibility politics of the 1990s. Examining how a host of nonsexual factors impinge historically upon the constitution of sexual identities and practices, Clarke negotiates the relation between questions of publicity and categories of value. Discussions of television sitcoms (such as Ellen), marketing techniques, authenticity, and literary culture add to this daring analysis of visibility politics. As a critique of the claim that equal representation of gays and lesbians necessarily constitutes progress, this significant intervention into social theory will find enthusiastic readers in the fields of Victorian, cultural, literary, and gay and lesbian studies, as well as other fields engaged with categories of identity.
Download or read book Making Sexual History written by Jeffrey Weeks and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality.