The Care of the Self: Volume 3 of the history of sexuality
by Foucault, Michel (1986)
The case of prostitutes is different. Here the analysis setforth by Artemidorus is rather curious: in themselves women,as objects from which one derives pleasure, have a positivevalue; and prostitutes-whom the traditional vocabularysometimes calls "workers"-are there to furnish these pleasures,and they "give themselves without refusing anything. "There is, however, " a little disgrace" i n frequenting suchwomen--disgrace and also expense-which no doubt detractsa little from the value of the event forecast by the dream thatrepresents them. (p.18)
KeywordsFoucault, Foucauldian, Pleasure, Dreaming, Pleasure, Marriage, Home, House, Family
ThemesHistory of Sexuality, Foucault Citations
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