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'Falling in love with love is falling with make believe': ideologies of romance in post-Enlightenment culture

Evans, Mary (1998) 'Falling in love with love is falling with make believe': ideologies of romance in post-Enlightenment culture. Theory, Culture and Society, 15 (3). pp. 265-275. ISSN 1460-3616

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0263276498015003012

Abstract

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: Article
Official URL: http://tcs.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 1998 Theory, Culture & Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2010 14:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/29346

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