Masculinity, Confession, Modernity: François de Sales and the Penitent Gentleman

@article{Ferguson2003MasculinityCM,
  title={Masculinity, Confession, Modernity: François de Sales and the Penitent Gentleman},
  author={Gary L. Ferguson},
  journal={L'Esprit Cr{\'e}ateur},
  year={2003},
  volume={43},
  pages={16 - 25}
}
Foucault's story in the Histoire de la sexualité is also, of course, about the emergence of sexuality as the privileged index to the truth of the individual, that on which the process of introspection will focus in its search for self: how sexuality becomes, in an expression used elsewhere, "le sismographe de notre subjectivité."2 It is about the tracking and regulation, the policing and selfpolicing, of sexual desire. Within the process of the development of the introspective sexual subject… Expand

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