Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture by Kelly Oliver
Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture
Author: Kelly Oliver
Title: Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture
ISBN10: 0415913659
ISBN13: 978-0415913652
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 25, 1997)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1714 kb
Size epub: 1762 kb
Rating: 4.9 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Family Values shows how the various contradictions at the heart of Western conceptions of maternity and paternity problematize our relationships with ourselves and with others. Using philosophical texts, psychoanalytic theory, studies in biology and popular culture, Kelly Oliver challenges our traditional concepts of maternity which are associated with nature, and our conceptions of paternity which are embedded in culture.

Oliver's intervention calls into question the traditional image of the oppositional relationship between nature and culture, maternal and paternal. Family Values also undercuts recent returns to the rhetoric of a "battle between the sexes" by analyzing the conceptual basis of these descriptions in biological research and the presuppositions of such suggestions in philosophy and psychoanalysis. By developing a reconception of maternity and paternity, Family Values offers hope for peace in the battle of the sexes.