On Matricide

On Matricide

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qDespite advances in feminism, the qlaw of the fatherq remains the dominant model of Western psychological and cultural analysis, and the law of the mother continues to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal concept. In her radical rereading of the Greek myth Oresteia, Amber Jacobs hopes to rectify the occlusion of the mother and reinforce her role as an active agent in the laws that determine and reinforce our cultural organization.q qJacob's work not only provides new insight into the Oresteian trilogy but also advances a postpatriarchal model of the symbolic order that has strong ramifications for psychoanalysis, feminism, and theories of representation, as well as for clinical practice and epistemology.q--BOOK JACKET.While it is not my intention here to trace the development of Greena#39;s thought, it is of particular interest to this discussion ... While Green questions the theoretical status of matricide in his a€œDead Mothera€ essay and draws attention to its occlusion anbsp;...

Title:On Matricide
Author: Amber Jacobs
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-08-21

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