By Juliet Flower MacCannell

The Regime of the Brother is likely one of the first makes an attempt to problem modernity by itself phrases. utilizing the paintings of Lacan, Kristeva and Freud, Juliet MacCannell confronts the failure of modernity to lead to the social equality promised by means of the Enlightenment. at the verge of its destruction, the Patriarchy has reshaped itself right into a new, and sometimes extra oppressive regime: that of the Brother.
analyzing a number literary and social texts - from Rousseau's Confessions to Richardson's Clarissa and from Stendhal's De L'Amour to James's What Maisie Knew and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea - MacCannell illustrates a heritage of the suppression of girls, revealing the potential of a particularly female replacement.

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