Anxiety of Dispossession [The]: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French Culture

$54.32
In Stock


Calculate Shipping



Schools Only Rate - $10.00
We offer school discounts. These are calculated on an order-by-order basis. Contact us: info@bookandvolume.com.au. We also supply orders with a 21-day invoice. [The $10.00 delivery shown here is notional]
Express Post - $17.00 (ETA: 2 days)
Express Post (3kg - approx 4-5 books)
Cinebook Only Rate - $0.00 (ETA: 4 days)
I am buying only Cinebook titles (e.g Lucky Luke, Blake & Mortimer) that are IN STOCK so postage is FREE! Orders received before 3pm despatched same day - delivery is normally between 2-4 days [depending on location]
Best Rate - $8.95 (ETA: 4 days)
Best rate parcel for IN STOCK ITEMS only. Minimum $3.00-Maximum $8.95. Any excess will be refunded.
Overseas Delivery - $65.00 (ETA: 7 days)
We will contact you prior to despatch with an accurate shipping fee. As costs vary considerably [your location, weight of item] we'd rather provide a precise figure; one size does not fit all.

1st Edition

240 x 160 mm. 174pp 9 b&w illustrations.... [In stock in Australia, for immediate delivery]

Jealousy can easily become an individual obsession, but in 19th-century France, this obsession swept the culture as a whole. Virtually every major novelist employed it as a central plot device. At the same time, jealousy became a key theme for a broad range of medical, journalistic, and moralist authors interested in the study of contemporary mores.

In The Anxiety of Dispossession Masha Belenky argues that it was through narratives of sexual jealousy that writers grappled with the crises of political and moral authority, anxieties surrounding changing gender roles, and new ideas of marriage that defined post-Revolutionary France. Focusing on texts authored by men, Belenky demonstrates that the obsession with sexual jealousy conveys both male anxiety over social disempowerment that stems from political upheaval, and a desire for social and sexual control over the female body and mind.

Bound up with the male prerogative of ownership, jealousy was assigned an explicitly sexual role as a guardian of man's property as well as propriety.

Masha Belenky is Assistant Professor of French at the George Washington University.
^ Literary Criticism ^

(9780838756904)

SKU 9780838756904
Barcode # 9780838756904
Brand AUP
Artist / Author Masha BELENKY

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other book&volume users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review


Others Also Bought



More From This Category