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Michel Foucault

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Michel Foucault (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984) was a highly influential French historian and social theorist known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences, and the prison system, as well as for his work on the history of human sexuality. His work on power, and the relationships among power, knowledge, and discourse have also been widely discussed.

His role in the 1977 French petition against age of consent laws is a frequent talking point among both those who oppose Queer Theory, and others who instead question the importance of Age of Consent laws.

The History of Sexuality

Our own article summarises Foucault's 1984 text The History of Sexuality.



[We] should consider the battle for gay rights as an episode that cannot be the final stage.[2]

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