Revolutions of the Heart: Gender, Power and the Delusions of Love

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 168 páginas
This book looks at how heterosexual relationships really work. Author?? argues that the process of falling in love is just a brief holiday from the gender roles which quickly reassert themselves in their old forms. Topics covered include romantic love, the problem of desire and the trouble with love.

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Government by love
1
A diminishing life in chains
5
The democratisation of love
8
The political economy of love
10
Concrete love
13
Different but equal?
14
The language of the heart
16
The path of freedom?
18
The power puzzle
73
Good boys bad boys
75
Maternal compensations
78
Mummys Boy
81
his story
84
Summary and conclusion
87
The daughters submission
89
The power of silence
90

Summary and conclusion
21
Romantic transformations
23
Looking for a change
24
Single dissatisfactions
26
Writing herself into love
29
Risking it all
31
The saved and the damned
34
Another time another place
37
True love at last
39
Summary and conclusion
40
Analysing love
42
Freudian transformations
43
Losing herself
46
Finding herself
48
Women who could do anything
50
Men who were not men
52
Gender love and the missing self
55
The trouble with love
58
Summary and conclusion
61
Everybodys mummy
64
The abandonment
65
Shes so demanding
67
Holding it all together
70
The power of evasion
93
Rational manemotional woman
95
Power of the fathers
97
Feeling so small
100
Selfobjectification
102
Selfsilencing
104
Daddys Girl
107
her story
109
Summary and conclusion
112
Dialectics of love
114
Twisted bonds
116
He couldnt even see it
118
But he said he loved me
122
The security paradox
128
Breaking the spell
132
Love and loves untwisting
136
Summary and conclusion
139
Misguided revolutions
141
Appendix
154
Bibliography
158
Index
164
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