The Tragedy of Fatherhood : King Laius and the politics of paternity in the West / Silke-Maria Weineck.
Weineck, Silke-Maria, 1963- (författare)
- ISBN 9781628927894 (paperback)
- Publicerad: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
- Engelska x, 208 pages
- Introduction: The Silence of the Father -- Section I. Freud's Fatherhood I: 1. Revenant -- Section II. The Tragic Father: 2. The Laius Complex; 3. Oedipus Patêr; 4. "I must do what I've been told": Abraham and the conditions of unconditional paternity -- Section III. The Political Father: 5. Aristotle and the body of the father; 6. Paternity and the perfect city; 7. Hobbes and the end of paternal triad -- Section IV. The Rise of the Son: 8. Lessing: paternal abdication; 9. Kleist and the resurrections of the father -- Section V. Freud's Fatherhood II: 10. The Tschnas, of the path of the fatherless society -- Conclusion: Dead children.
- "Theories of power have always been intertwined with theories of fatherhood: paternity is the oldest and most persistent metaphor of benign, legitimate rule. The paternal trope gains its strength from its integration of law, body, and affect--in the affirmative model of fatherhood, the biological father, the legal father, and the father who protects and nurtures his children are one and the same, and in a complex system of mutual interdependence, the father of the family is symbolically linked to the paternal gods of monotheism and the paternal ruler of the monarchic state. If tragedy is the violent eruption of a necessary conflict between competing, legitimate claims, The Tragedy of Fatherhood argues that fatherhood is an essentially tragic structure. Silke-Maria Weineck traces both the tensions and various strategies to resolve them through a series of readings of seminal literary and theoretical texts in the Western cultural tradition. In doing so, she demonstrates both the fragility and resilience of fatherhood as the most important symbol of political power. A long history of fatherhood in literature, philosophy, and political thought, The Tragedy of Fatherhood weaves together figures as seemingly disparate as Aristotle, Freud, Kafka, and Kleist, to produce a stunning reappraisal of the nature of power in the Western tradition"--
- "The long history of fatherhood, and its entanglements with ideas of power, in Western literature, philosophy, history, and political theory"--
- Faderskap -- Västerlandet -- antiken -- 1800-talet -- 1900-talet (kao)
- Far-sonförhållande (kao)
- Idéhistoria (kao)
- Litteraturvetenskap (kao)
- Fadersrollen (kao)
- Fatherhood -- West, the -- classical antiquity -- 19th century -- 20th century (kao//eng)
- Father-son relationship (kao//eng)
- History of ideas (kao//eng)
- Literary studies (kao//eng)
- Paternal role (kao//eng)
- Fadersrollen i litteraturen (sao)
- Faderskap -- sociala aspekter -- historia (sao)
- Fatherhood in literature. (LCSH)
- Fatherhood -- History. (LCSH)
- Paternity -- Social aspects. (LCSH)
- LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory. (bisacsh)
- LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German. (bisacsh)
- HISTORY / Europe / Germany. (bisacsh)
- Fatherhood in literature (LCSH)
- Kleist, Heinrich von, 1777-1811
- Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
- Aristoteles, 384-322 f.Kr.
- PN56.5.F38 (LCC)
- 809.9335251 (DDC)
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