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Why has there been such an explosion of discussion about sex in the West since the 17th century? Here, one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic, and political forces that have shaped our attitudes toward sex. In a book that is at once controversial and seductive, Michel Foucault describes how we are in the process of making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire, rather than the increase of pleasure.

©1976 Editions Gallimard; English translation copyright 1978 by Random House, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor

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I loved the storying of this historical account: Foucault starts with a global perspective of his analytics then sifts through the minutiae, finalizing with a summary not without humor. I am eager to listen to it all again. I slowed down the audio to .85x the original speed so I could absorb the thick descriptions.

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Great production. Please consider producing Volumes 2 and 3 of this History of Sexuality work.

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