Sunday, April 16, 2006

Antonio Gramsci - Some Aspects of the Sexual Question

Sexual instincts are those that have undergone the greatest degree of repression from society in the course of its development. ‘Regulation’ of sexual instincts, because of the contradictions it creates and the perversions that are attributed to it, seems particularly ‘unnatural’. Hence the frequency of appeals to ,nature’ in this area. ‘Psychoanalytical’ literature is also a kind of criticism of the regulation of sexual instincts in a form which often recalls the Enlightenment, as in its creation of a new myth of the ‘savage’ on a sexual basis (including relations between parents and children). more...


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