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Outline 3 “Other Victorians” What is Foucault Saying? http://www.youtube.com/watch?ann ure=iv&v=o-JzKR1FwsQ
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I. Background of Foucault Lived 1926-1984 French philosopher, Sociologist and historian known for his work on psychiatry, medicine, prisons and sexuality usually described as a postmodernist He places an emphasis on Discourse Discourse: a mode of organizing knowledge, ideas, or experience that is rooted in language and its concrete contexts (as history or institutions)- Merriam Webster Dictionary Interested in understanding how power works
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II. Seventeenth vs. Nineteenth Century Attitudes concerning sex were much more lax in the 17 th century than they were in the 19 th Repressive Hypothesis: Sex relegated to the home and reproduction through repression (general view accepted by Freud and most others) (we will discuss
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Unformatted text preview: this again) Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, rise of an influential bourgeoisie strong protestant work ethic which viewed sex and pleasure as counter-productive M. Jourdain, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme , the title character in the play by w:Moliere . Foud at this site of "Victorian Costume Designs for the Plays of Moliere," collecting scans of 19th century costume designs. (Wikimedia Commons) III. Foucault Challenges/Complicates the Repressive Hypothesis The discussion of sexuality was not erased, but confined to certain manageable areas. Those places inhabited by the Other Victorians (bedroom, confessional, therapist couch, brothels, mental institutions and the social sciences) .Foucaults Questions and Doubts Power-Knowledge-Pleasure Polymorphous Techniques of Power...
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