Essay Topic 1
According to Foucault, the equating of power and pleasure, and of power and perversion, emerged along four principle modes. Discuss what each mode means and how it came about.
Part 1: Analysis of sexuality.
Part 2: Classification of perversions.
Part 3: Medicalizable objects.
Part 4: Fragmentation and analysis of sexuality.
Essay Topic 2
Describe Foucault's reasons that support his argument that sexual repression is not a historical fact, but rather a modern creation imposed retroactively on the past.
Part 1: What does he say took place instead of repression?
Part 2: How did it come about?
Essay Topic 3
Foucault discusses the circular terms of power. Write an essay describing what he means by power being circular in the following two circumstances.
Part 1: Describe the circular nature of the legal power structure.
Part 2: Discuss how, like the legal structure, power and sexuality are inextricably intertwined.
Essay Topic 4
Describe Foucault's premise that power within a...
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