9780520082700

The Family Romance of the French Revolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520082700

  • ISBN10:

    0520082702

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a multidisciplinary investigation of the foundations of modern politics. "Family Romance" was coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and joining one of higher social standing. Lynn Hunt uses the term broadly to describe the images of the familial order underlying revolutionary politics. In a wide-ranging account using novels, engravings, paintings, speeches, newspaper editorials, pornographic writing, and revolutionary legislation about the family, Hunt shows that politics were experienced through the grid of the family romance.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xi
Preface xiii
The Family Model of Politics
1(16)
The Rise and Fall of the Good Father
17(36)
The Band of Brothers
53(36)
The Bad Mother
89(35)
Sade's Family Politics
124(27)
Rehabilitating the Family
151(42)
Epliogue: Patriarchy in the Past Tense? 193(12)
Index 205

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