repression hypothesis

suggests individuals are always oppressed in society.

Foucault critiques this Freudian idea of the repressive hypothesis by shedding light the general ways “discursive facts” are applied to sex and “put into discourse” (Foucault, 1978, 11). Foucault offers an alternative view to understanding the relations between sex and power, which is through the “will to knowledge”that  reveals the “polymorphous techniques of power.”

 

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