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Between Desire and PleasureA Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality$
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Frida Beckman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645923

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001

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A Nonlinear History of Sexuality: Deleuze with Foucault

A Nonlinear History of Sexuality: Deleuze with Foucault

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(p.16) 1 A Nonlinear History of Sexuality: Deleuze with Foucault
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Between Desire and Pleasure
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Frida Beckman

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.003.0002

This chapter tests Deleuze’s separation of desire and pleasure against Foucault’s division of the two concepts, a separation that takes his theories of sexuality in quite a different direction than Deleuze. Foucault’s History of Sexuality also elucidates the historical and cultural specificity of Deleuze’s understanding of pleasure and the chapter serves to underline the importance of taking Deleuze beyond his own delimited historical context.

Keywords:   Foucault, History, Psychoanalysis

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