Foucault recalled: interview with Michel Foucault
In this interview with Foucault from May 1979, he explains his strategy and his intention in writing his books on sexuality; he intended to offer a history of the contemporary conception of human sexuality, and those notions which are involved in this conception e.g. perversion. He describes his ideas of hermaphroditism and the way this conception has changed over time, and how the current meaning of the term might be linked to discussions of homosexuality. Suggests the fragility of assumed historical record and the transmutable nature of linguistic categorisation, as well as the relationship between sexuality and power.
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