In this paper, an attempt has been made to discover the key concepts in Foucault’s philosophy. The author tries to highlight the Foucauldian perspective as unique. There is an attempt to establish a relationship between the concepts and the concerns of sexuality. Furthermore, there are references to some of the social institutions to justify this relationship while concluding with an emphasis on the relevance of sex education in society.
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Anil Kumar. Finding Concepts with Sexuality and Making Sense of Social Institutions in Foucauldian Perspective. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2021; 12(1):21-26. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2021.00004.8
Anil Kumar. Finding Concepts with Sexuality and Making Sense of Social Institutions in Foucauldian Perspective. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2021; 12(1):21-26. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2021.00004.8 Available on: https://rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-12-1-4
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