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

Synopsis

What happens when we fall in love? Why do we do it? Should we ever trust the 'language of the heart'? Why does love go wrong? Can love relationships ever be truly equal? In this challenging and highly original book, Wendy Langford dispels some of the mystery surrounding romantic love and presents a compelling explanation for why it does not give us what we desire. Love appears to be liberating because it arises in resistance to all that our social conditioning has led us to become and gives a glimpse of a radically different way of being in the world. But love is fuelled by unconscious compulsions which turn revolution into counter-revolution - the 'rebecoming' of all that we meant to leave behind.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999