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In my view, one of the most serious ethical and political problems in his aesthetics of the self derives from this fact. In other words, despite his stress on multiplicity, difference and discontinuity, Foucault takes it for granted that his reading of the history of the aesthetics of the self is primarily from the free-white-male perspective. Moreover, he never practices self-interrogation or offers a critique of the racial, class and gender biases in his own theorizing, and consequently various other others also remain largely invisible to his thinking. Because of these problems, it seems justifiable to say that Foucault's theorizations of the modern aesthetics of the self clearly remain in the tradition of white-male-centred thinking.

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