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"Examines how French policy makers have called upon structuralist anthropology and psychoanalysis (specifically, the works of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan) to reassert the centrality of sexual difference as the foundation for all social and psychic organization"--Author's Web site.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.