Evans, M. (1998) 'Falling in love with love is falling for make believe' - Ideologies of romance in post-enlightenment culture. Theory Culture & Society, 15 (3-4). pp. 265-275. ISSN 0263-2764.
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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.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||R.F. Xu|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jun 2009 08:42|
|Last Modified:||29 Jun 2009 08:42|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17716 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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