Evans, Mary (1999) 'Falling in love with love is falling with make believe': ideologies of romance in post-Enlightenment culture. In: Featherstone, Mike, (ed.) Love & Eroticism. Sage Publications, London, UK, pp. 265-275. ISBN 9780761962519
This article suggests that an understanding of love which allowed for a rational discourse about human relationships was proposed at the time of the Enlightenment but was subsequently contested and replaced by an ideology of romantic love. Romantic love, far from emancipating human understanding and behaviour, trapped individuals in a narrow and often negative set of expectations and aspirations.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||© 1999 Theory, Culture & Society|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Sets:||Departments > Gender Institute|
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