Author Robcis, Camille
Title The law of kinship : anthropology, psychoanalysis, and the family in France / Camille Robcis
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013
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Descript xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
"Examines how French policy makers have called upon structuralist anthropology and psychoanalysis (specifically, the works of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan) to reassert the centrality of sexual difference as the foundation for all social and psychic organization"--Author's Web site
Familialism and the republican social contract -- Kinship and the structuralist social contract -- The circulation of structuralism in the French public sphere -- The "quiet revolution" in family policy and family law -- Fatherless societies and anti-Oedipal philosophies -- Alternative kinships and republican structuralism -- Epilogue : kinship, ethics, and the nation
Subject Family policy -- France
Sex role -- Government policy -- France
Families -- France -- Philosophy
Domestic relations -- France -- Philosophy
Psychoanalysis and anthropology -- France
Lévi-Strauss, Claude -- Influence
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981 -- Influence