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The Use of Pleasure

Books by Michel Foucault

Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences The Archaeology of Knowledge (and The Discourse on Language) The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception I, Pierre Riviere, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my A Case of Parricide in the Nineteenth Century Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison The History of Sexuality, Volumes I, 2, and 3 Herculine Barbin, Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth­ Century French Hermaphrodite Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972- 1977

The Use of Pleasure

Volume 2 of The History of Sexuality

Use of Pleasure Vol ume 2 of The History of Sexuality Michel Foucault Translated from the

Michel Foucault

Translated from the French by Robert Hurley

Foucault Translated from the French by Robert Hurley Vintage Books . A Division of Random House,

Vintage Books

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published by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc., in

October 1 985.

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Foucault, Michel.

The history of sexuality.

Translation of Histoire de la sexualite.

Includes biblio g raphical references and indexes. Contents: v. I. An introduction-v. 2. The use of pleasure.

I. Sex customs-History-Collected works.

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