Rousseau's Republican Romance.

By: Wingrove, Elizabeth RoseMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (270 p.)ISBN: 9781400823543Subject(s): Republicanism | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Political and social views | Sex roleGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rousseau's Republican RomanceDDC classification: 320/.092 LOC classification: JC179.R9 W55 2000Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Summary: In Rousseau's Republican Romance, Elizabeth Wingrove combines political theory and narrative analysis to argue that Rousseau's stories of sex and sexuality offer important insights into the paradoxes of democratic consent. She suggests that despite Rousseau's own protestations, ""man"" and ""citizen"" are not rival or contradictory ideals. Instead, they are deeply interdependent. Her provocative reconfiguration of republicanism introduces the concept of consensual nonconsensuality--a condition in which one wills the circumstances of one's own domination. This apparently paradoxical p
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In Rousseau's Republican Romance, Elizabeth Wingrove combines political theory and narrative analysis to argue that Rousseau's stories of sex and sexuality offer important insights into the paradoxes of democratic consent. She suggests that despite Rousseau's own protestations, ""man"" and ""citizen"" are not rival or contradictory ideals. Instead, they are deeply interdependent. Her provocative reconfiguration of republicanism introduces the concept of consensual nonconsensuality--a condition in which one wills the circumstances of one's own domination. This apparently paradoxical p

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Elizabeth Wingrove is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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