The Regime of the Brother: After the Patriarchy

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Routledge, Jan 22, 2002 - Philosophy - 240 pages
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The Regime of the Brother is one of the first attempts to challenge modernity on its own terms. Using the work of Lacan, Kristeva and Freud, Juliet MacCannell confronts the failure of modernity to bring about the social equality promised by the Enlightenment. On the verge of its destruction, the Patriarchy has reshaped itself into a new, and often more oppressive regime: that of the Brother.
Examining a range of literary and social texts - from Rousseau's Confessions to Richardson's Clarissa and from Stendhal's De L'Amour to James's What Maisie Knew and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea - MacCannell illustrates a history of the suppression of women, revealing the potential for a specifically feminine alternative.

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Series preface
The primal scene of modernity
the general self
from the bourgeois state to the nuclear state
Romantic colonials
The empire of the phallus and the Regime of the Brother
The reconstruction of mothering
After the new Regime
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Juliet Flower MacCannell

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