File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2000/foucault.0011, message 42


Subject: Re: Power and Sexuality
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:41:49 +1100


Hi Tom,

I suggest you get hold and read _History of Sexulaity Volume One_ by
Foucault.

It deals precisely with the two questions you ask. (Power creates and
the sexuality is quite explictly a question of the body. The thing is
the sort of body F uses is not the organic body separted from the
mind or thinking.) F puts it much bettter then i ever could.

best wishes

Chris Jones


On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> 
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> 
> I have just been looking over your website and have a couple of questions to ask you regarding Foucault.
> 
> Firstly: Is power 'repressive' or 'productive' ?
> 
> and Secondly: Has social construction theory, particularly variants whcih see 'sexual impulse', 'sex drive', or 'lust' as created, made no room for the body, its functions and physiology?
> 
> I would appreciate as much information as possible as I find Foucault's ideas on these subjects extremely interesting. Thanking you in advance.
> 
> Yours Sincerely
> 
> TOM MORLEY   
> 

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