The History of Sexuality: An Introduction Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the three successive stages by which sexuality penetrated the population at large?

2. Where would techniques of repression of sexuality first appear?

3. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the logic of censorship?

4. What did the socialization of procreative behavior do?

5. What does the rule of immanence state?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does psychiatry play in the deployment of sexuality and the repressive hypothesis?

2. Define how Foucault sees sexuality.

3. Relationships between power and knowledge are transformational matrices and highly subject to change. Give an example of a power-knowledge relationship that has changed dramatically.

4. Explain what is meant by the statement that sexuality changed from a matter of death and sin to a matter of life and illness.

5. How does Foucault use the French revolution to explain the interconnectedness of power and law?

6. How did sexuality spread to the general population?

7. How does the spread of sexuality, as told by Foucault, refute the repressive hypothesis that sexuality was repressed in order to subjugate the working class?

8. Explain the concept of juridico-discursive power. Where does Foucault say we perceive it to act?

9. What does Foucault mean when he refers to the cyclical nature of power and law? Explain.

10. How does sexuality vary between classes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foucault gives us a map of where the history of sexuality started, and how it spread to eventually include the entire population.

Part 1: What population does Foucault credit with the creation of sexuality? How is it that it came to arise there?

Part 2: Where did sexuality spread from there?

Part 3: By what means was sexuality dispersed throughout the population?

Essay Topic 2

Foucault designates the family unit as a focus point where alliance and sexuality come together.

Part 1: Describe why and how alliance and sexuality came to meet in the family unit.

Part 2: What is their relationship there? What is the result of their relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Had sexuality been a method of repression it would have been used as a tool by one social class to subjugate another. Foucault refutes this with his explanation of the rise of sexual discourse.

Part 1: Explain how and why, in Foucault's analysis, that sexual discourse arose. Where did it start? What crucial foundation was laid?

Part 2: Explain how and why the discourse eventually diffused into throughout society.

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