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The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1

Michel Foucault

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According to the repressive hypothesis, in what century did sexual repression begin?

Who were the "Other Victorians"?

According to Foucault, who is responsible for sexual repression?

Which of the following kinds of discourse about sex did NOT increase in the 18th century?

What did religious confession try to do to sexual desire?

Which of the following operations is NOT at work in the modern scrutiny placed on "perverse" sexual practices?

Which of the following is an example of scientia sexualis?

Which of the following is an example of ars erotica?

Which of the following cultures has a scientia sexualis?

Which of the following philosophical questions best reflects the confessional turn that Foucault identifies in modern philosophy?

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the "confessional science" of sexuality?

Which of the following is NOT part of Foucault's genealogy of our concept of sexuality?

Which of the following is NOT a feature of the "juridico-discursive" conception of power?

Where does Foucault identify the origin of the juridico-discursive conception of power?

What makes the juridico-discursive conception of power attractive?

Which of the following is NOT true of Foucault's conception of power?

Which of the following is NOT one of Foucault's four methodological guidelines?

Which of the following is NOT one of the major centers for discourse on sexuality?

What is the main center of focus for sexuality?

Which of the following is a characteristic of the "deployment of alliance"?

In what century did the church first demand confessions from its congregation?

Which came first?

Which of the following is characteristic of "power over life"?

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