Myth, Matriarchy and Modernity: Johann Jakob Bachofen in German Culture. 1860 1945

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Author: Peter Davies
Publisher: de Gruyter
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 474
Language: english
Year: 2010
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Series: Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies
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Synopsis

This study explores the prevalence in German culture of myths about ancient matriarchal societies, tracing their presence in left and right wing politics, feminist and antifeminist writing, sociology, psychoanalysis and literary production. The work of the Swiss theorist of matriarchy,...