The family and the republican social contract -- Kinship and the structuralist social contract -- The circulation of structuralism in the French public sphere -- The "quiet revolution" in family policy and family law -- Fatherless societies and anti-oedipal philosophies -- Alternative kinships and republican structuralism -- Epilogue : kinship, ethics, and the nation.
"Examines how French policy makers have called upon structuralist anthropology and psychoanalysis (specifically, the works of Claude LÚvi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan) to reassert the centrality of sexual difference as the foundation for all social and psychic organization"--Author's Web site.
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