The Father: Historical,Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

The Father: Historical,Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

by Luigi Zoja
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583911073

ISBN-13: 9781583911075

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Luigi Zoja views the origin and evolution of the father from a Jungian perspective. He argues that the father's role in bringing up children is a social construction that has been subject to change throughout history - and looks at the consequences of this, along with the crisis facing fatherhood today. The Father will be welcomed by people from a wide

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Luigi Zoja views the origin and evolution of the father from a Jungian perspective. He argues that the father's role in bringing up children is a social construction that has been subject to change throughout history - and looks at the consequences of this, along with the crisis facing fatherhood today. The Father will be welcomed by people from a wide variety of disciplines, including practitioners and students of psychology, sociology and anthropology, and by the educated general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583911075
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Prehistory17
1The mammals: the animals' retreat from fatherhood19
2The sexuality of the great apes25
3The prehistoric horizon of the father29
4The paternal revolution34
5Lucy grows46
Pt. 2Myth and the classical age59
6Patriarchy and matriarchy61
7The historic horizon of the father73
8The mythic origins of the father78
9Hector83
10Ulysses98
11The myth of the father as the sole progenitor115
12Aeneas129
Pt. 3Towards modern times and decadence157
13From the Roman father, to the Son, to the French Revolution159
14From the French Revolutions to the Industrial Revolution176
15The Disenchantment of war184
16The reversal of the public father197
17The voyage of the Joads209
Pt. 4The father today223
18The rarefaction of the father225
19The abdication of the father: in flight toward the past238
20The abdication of the father: in flight toward the future245
21The disappearance of elevation260
22The breadwinner272
23The search for the father280
Pt. 5A final reflection289
24A final reflection291
References300
Index309

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