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

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsix
Introductionxi
1Government by love1
The rise of the passionate couple1
A diminishing life in chains5
The demoralisation of love8
The political economy of love10
Concrete love13
Different but equal?14
The language of the heart16
The path of freedom?18
Summary and conclusion21
2Romantic transformations23
Looking for a change24
Single dissatisfactions26
Writing herself into love29
Risking it all31
The saved and the damned34
Another time, another place37
True love at last39
Summary and conclusion40
3Analysing love42
Freudian transformations43
Losing herself46
Finding herself48
Women who could do anything50

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction xi
  • 1 - Government by Love 1
  • 2 - Romantic Transformations 23
  • 3 - Analysing Love 42
  • 4 - Everybody’s Mummy 64
  • 5 - The Daughter’s Submission 89
  • 6 - Dialectics of Love 114
  • 7 - Misguided Revolutions 141
  • Appendix 154
  • Bibliography 158
  • Index 164
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