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The Anxiety of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-century French Culture

The Anxiety of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-century French Culture (Hardback)

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Jealousy can easily become an individual obsession, but in nineteenth-century France, this obsession swept the culture as a whole. Virtually every major novelist employed it as a central plot device. At the same time, jealousy became a key theme for a broad range of medical, journalistic, and moralist authors interested in the study of contemporary mores.In "The Anxiety of Dispossession" Masha Belenky argues that it was through narratives of sexual jealousy that writers grappled with the crises of political and moral authority, anxieties surrounding changing gender roles, and new ideas of marriage that defined post-Revolutionary France. Focusing on texts authored by men, Belenky demonstrates that the obsession with sexual jealousy conveys both male anxiety over social disempowerment that stems from political upheaval, and a desire for social and sexual control over the female body and mind. Bound up with the male prerogative of ownership, jealousy was assigned an explicitly sexual role as a guardian of man's property as well as propriety. Masha Belenky is Assistant Professor of French at the George Washington University.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Associated University Presses Publication Date: 01/04/2008 ISBN-13: 9780838756904  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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