The Resource The family romance of the French Revolution, Lynn Hunt

The family romance of the French Revolution, Lynn Hunt

Label
The family romance of the French Revolution
Title
The family romance of the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Hunt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a daring multidisciplinary investigation of the imaginative foundations of modern politics. "Family romance" was coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and belonging to one of higher social standing. In Freud's view, the family romance was a way for individuals to fantasize about their place in the social order. Hunt uses the term more broadly, to describe the images of the familial order underlying revolutionary politics. She investigates the narratives of family relations that structured the collective political unconscious. Most Europeans in the eighteenth century thought of their rulers as fathers and of their nations as families writ large. The French Revolution violently disrupted that patriarchal model of authority and raised troubling questions about what was to replace it. The king and queen were executed after dramatic separate trials. Prosecutors in the trial of the queen accused her of exerting undue influence on the king and his ministers, engaging in sexual debauchery, and even committing incest with her eight-year-old son. Hunt focuses on the meaning of killing the king-father and the queen-mother and what these ritual sacrifices meant to the establishment of a new model of politics. In a wide-ranging account that uses 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, Lynn
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC148
LC item number
.H86 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Louis
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Regicide
  • Families
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Familierelaties
  • Franse Revolutie
  • Gezinsrelaties
  • Historia da europa
  • Historia moderna (sociedade)
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Revolucao
  • Symbolen
  • Familie
  • Familienbeziehung
  • Französische Revolution
  • Königsfamilie
  • Franse Revolutie
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Familierelaties
  • Symbolen
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Gezinsrelaties
  • Revolucao
  • Historia da europa
  • Historia moderna (sociedade)
  • Auswirkung
  • Familiensoziologie
  • Französische Revolution
  • Politischer Wandel
  • France
Label
The family romance of the French Revolution, Lynn Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Centennial book"--Half title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family model of politics -- The rise and fall of the good father -- The band of brothers -- The bad mother -- Sade's family politics -- Rehabilitating the family
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780520077416
Lccn
91026852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24247537
Label
The family romance of the French Revolution, Lynn Hunt
Publication
Note
"A Centennial book"--Half title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The family model of politics -- The rise and fall of the good father -- The band of brothers -- The bad mother -- Sade's family politics -- Rehabilitating the family
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780520077416
Lccn
91026852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24247537

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