outline 3 Foucault Other Victorians

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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) • .Foucault’s Questions and Doubts • Power-Knowledge-Pleasure • Polymorphous Techniques of Power...
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  • Spring '11
  • john
  • Sociology, Merriam Webster Dictionary, 19th Repressive Hypothesis, III. Foucault Challenges/Complicates, http://www.youtube.com/watch?ann otation_id=annotation_934530&feat ure=iv&v=o-JzKR1FwsQ

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