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Foucault's The History Of Sexuality

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After reading the first two sections of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, my focus is aimed at the idea of how, rather than a sexually repressed society stemming from Victorian times, Western society is obsessed with managing and controlling sex through creating a spoken and written discourse. Through constantly talking about the forbidden aspects, inappropriate relationships, and abnormal and immoral behaviors associated with sex, society tries to enforce a variety of restrictions on sexual relations. However, it is exactly this attempted restriction that leads to “an institutional incitement to speak about it” (18). This desire to transform the act of sex into words and discourse can be traced to the Catholic tradition
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