Las confesiones de la carne
Unpublished for almost thirty-five years, The Confessions of the Flesh is the last and highly anticipated volume of the History of Sexuality, and also the one that articulates the entire Foucauldian project. Between the Greek “pleasures” and modern “sexuality” (which are analyzed in the first three books of the series), the “flesh” of the Christians breaks in, that is, the body traversed by a desire that the will can never control altogether. How to monitor that desire, how to make each individual a subject that governs, problematizes and interprets himself is the obsession that arose with Christianity and that still haunts us.
What does this book show us? The story of how we wish and how we speak of our desires, of how we came to be what we are. The way in which we live the sexual bond today and its registration in an institution - marriage, the patriarchal regime - were confi...read more