Las confesiones de la carne
Unpublished for almost thirty-five years, The Confessions of the Flesh is the last and long-awaited volume of the History of Sexuality, and also the one that articulates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 Christians bursts 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 besieges us.
What does this book come to show us? The story of how we wish and how we talk about our wishes, of how we came to be what we are. The way in which we live today the sexual bond and its inscription in an institution – marriage, the patriarchal regime – were confi...read more