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Gender, sexuality and transgression

This book demonstrates that incest was representative of a range of interests crucial to writers of the Gothic, often women or homosexual men who adopted a critical stance in relation to the heteronormative patriarchal world. In repositioning the Gothic, representations of incest are revealed as synonymous with the Gothic as a whole. The book argues that extending the traditional endpoint of the Gothic makes it possible to understand the full range of familial, legal, marital, sexual and class implications associated with the genre's deployment of incest. Gothic authors deploy the generic convention of incest to reveal as inadequate heteronormative ideologies of sexuality and desire in the patriarchal social structure that render its laws and requirements arbitrary. The book examines the various familial ties and incestuous relationships in the Gothic to show how they depict and disrupt contemporary definitions of gender, family and desire. Many of the methodologies adopted in Gothic scholarship and analyses of incest reveal ongoing continuities between their assumptions and those of the very ideologies Gothic authors strove to disrupt through their use of the incest trope. Methodologies such as Freudian psychoanalysis, as Botting argues, can be positioned as a product of Gothic monster-making, showing the effect of Gothic conventions on psychoanalytic theories that are still in wide use today.

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Carrie Tarr

, justified, perhaps, by its summer holiday setting and focus on childhood. At the same time, the film continues to explore the effects of a repressive patriarchal social structure which leads to women’s desire for divorce and independence (though the breakdown between the parents is given from the beginning of the film), and to privilege the point of view of girls and women (though the women-centred focus of Diabolo

in Diane Kurys
Conflict over structures or deep conflict, and dominant ideology
Mark Haugaard

chapter we will explore structural bias and structural conflict. In routine structured 1-D power, such as the traffic police example or the democratic process, social subjects exercise agency within the parameters of social structures. Democratic conflicts take place within the structures of the democratic system. However, those structures came into being as the consequence of conflict over feudal/monarchical/colonial/patriarchal social structures. In 2-D conflict the social subject exercises agency by engaging in conflict over social structures. As we are about to

in The four dimensions of power
Failure of Islam, or: Failure of Politics?
François Burgat

pathologies that supposedly affected the general psyche and (already!) the sexuality of the members of this Islamist opposition which the inhuman “eradication” policy of the Algerian military had succeeded in radicalizing. In their book The Meeting of Civilizations (Seuil, 2007), Youssef Courbage and Emmanuel Todd too, setting aside the effects of Israeli military occupation, thought they could correlate “Palestinian violence” to the fact that, in Palestinian society, the patriarchal social structure delayed marriageble age beyond adolescence, thereby nurturing sexual

in Understanding Political Islam
The London Women’s Liberation Workshop Psychology Group
Kate Mahoney

that their symptoms were exacerbated by toxic communication patterns endemic within traditional family structures. 130 Despite this, Laing and Esterson failed to qualify why they focused on female patients and did not actively consider the impact of patriarchal social structures on family dynamics. 131 In 1985, feminist writer Elaine Showalter asserted that WLM members had drawn on anti-psychiatry to

in Feminist mental health activism in England, c.1968–95
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Douglas Morrey
Alison Smith

, constitutes a powerful critique of a patriarchal social structure in which a woman’s identity is defined by her attachment to a man, as is the case for Camille and Sophie in their desperate struggles to ‘catch’ the supremely eligible Olivier. Céline and Julie, meanwhile, are constantly creating and re-creating their own identities in a playful relation that deliberately refuses a concept of ‘maturity’ defined

in Jacques Rivette
Understanding the Third Nuclear Age
Rhys Crilley

study of nuclear weapons is feminist. It recognises that the existence and maintenance of nuclear weapons is made possible by gendered ways of thinking, speaking, and acting (Cohn 1987 ; Teaiwa 1994 ; Eschle 2018 ; Acheson 2019 ; Alexis-Martin 2019a ; Choi and Eschle 2022 ). Following feminist scholarship and activism, I recognise the importance of patriarchal social structures – that privilege masculinity and men over femininity and women – as having an impact on how nuclear weapons are legitimised and strategised. As Carol Cohn wrote in the late 1980s, the

in Unparalleled catastrophe
Narrating incest through ‘différance’ in the work of Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt and Doris Lessing
Emma V. Miller
Miles Leeson

defending the relationship with her brother Maryrose has challenged the patriarchal social structure and suggested that the categories it has assigned to her, firstly as a social ideal then as a transgressive social outcast, do not necessarily have to apply to her. By remaining sexually detached from everyone apart from the one man who resembles her dead brother – and this happens outside the narratological

in Incest in contemporary literature
Rebecca Munford

the mother’s body a target for matriphobic violence. A ferocious disavowal of the mother is also vital for those women who seek to escape a life of illimitable servitude in a patriarchal social structure that offers only the positions of wife or whore. As Kathy Acker remarks: No wonder that the women who want more than [subservience to men], who want their

in Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers
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James St. André

. 7 Hsu collaborated with Fei on a translation of a work by a Chinese economist (Shih, 1944 ), so they actually knew each other personally. 8 Another possible explanation for some of his data is deep-rooted sexist attitudes in what remains a very patriarchal social structure. His most extreme

in Conceptualising China through translation