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Revolutions of the Heart : Gender, Power and the Delusions of Love - Wendy Langford

Revolutions of the Heart

Gender, Power and the Delusions of Love

Paperback Published: 13th May 1999
ISBN: 9780415162982
Number Of Pages: 192

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What is love all about? How do men and women's relationships work and what roles do the people involved in them end up playing? Is is the same for everyone? In this lively and stimulating analysis of heterosexual love, Wendy Langford looks at many of the issues involved in today's relationships. Romantic love, the 'language of the heart', the trouble with love and 'the problem of desire' are just some of the subjects discussed in this highly original book. In it, the author argues that the process of falling in love is essentially only a brief holiday from the gender roles which then reassert themselves in the old forms of domination and oppression. Whether the reader agress with this or not, there can be few women involved in a relationship that will not recognise themselves somewhere in this book.

"Highly recommended for libraries supporting psychology courses on gender and women's studies...." -"Choice "What causes us to 'fall' in love and lose ourselves in another being? What happens after we have surrendered ourselves to our beloved ones? How is power involved in these processes? In "Revolutions of the Heart, Wendy Langford attempts to answer these questions." --Aafke Elisabeth Komter, "American Journal of Sociology

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Government by Love
Romantic Transformations
Analysing Love
Everybody's Mummy
The Daughter's Submission
Dialectics of Love
Misguided Revolutions
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415162982
ISBN-10: 041516298X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1