In Search Of Foucault’s Last Words

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Confessions of the Flesh was Michel Foucault’s last manuscript, left unfinished after he died of AIDS and unpublished until 2018, against his wishes. The book reads rather differently compared to his older works, especially its companion books in the collection “History of Sexuality.” Confessions was straightforward, canonical, and historical. The other Sexuality books, in comparison, refused to submit to historiography; instead of laying down a social history of sexual rules, they danced around the “history of ideas” of sex. Read full article here

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