On Repression

COLT 2830K S01 [CRN: 15139]

Family life, as a structure of prohibited desires, is often thought to be the source of similar prohibitions in society or state. The same mechanism — repression — is posited in both cases. We will trace the fate of “repressive hypotheses” from Fourier through Marx and Freud to Benjamin, Foucault, and Godelier. Alongside theorists we will read literary works from Hawthorne and Dostoevsky to Andre Breton, Italo Calvino, and Guy Davenport.
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Fall 2014
Credit Hours
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Primary Instructor
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
02 (Dec 14, 2014 2:00pm)