The Family Romance of the French Revolution

The Family Romance of the French Revolution

Book - 1992
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University of California Press
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.


Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780520077416
0520077415
Branch Call Number: 944.04 HUNT
Characteristics: xvi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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