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Postmodern Literature Dictionary

  Comprehensive English dictionary of common terms in the postmodern Literature. Don't know what "solipsism" or "paralogy" mean? This dictionary claims they are fundamental in contemporary Literature. These and many other recently invented terms and expressions are here explored in well researched and clear explanations. A cultural experience not to be missed!


 
Created By: Lois Shawver
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under the title A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms

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repressive hypothesis

A term that Focault introduces in the History of Sexuality.  It is the view that truth is is repressed by a powerful force and that we can liberate ourselves by getting down to the truth.  Foucault opposes the "repressive hypothesis"
  to "bio-technico-power (or bio-power). (Dreyfus and Rabinow, p. 127).  The repressive hypothesis about sexuality is that western civilization has moved from a time of shameless sexuality to an era of repressed sexuality, restricted to the parents' bedroom. (Part 2 of the five part The History Sexuality is called The Repressive Hypothesis).  The repressive hypothesis holds that sex is repressed because it is incompatible with the work ethic in the rise of capitlism during the last two centuries.

In the repressive view of power "[All power] can do is forbid, and all it can command is obedience. Power, ultimately, is repression; repression, ultimately, is the imposition of the law; the law, ultimately, demands submission." (Dreyfus & Rabinow, p. 130)

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