patriarchy redux?

Brad DeLong delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Thu May 31 11:09:56 PDT 2001

>Good point, in some ways, except that this leaves out the class element.
>Michael Pollak wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 May 2001, Max Sawicky wrote:
>> > Imagine marrying the first person you had sex with. What a riot that
>> > would be . . .
>> Freud makes a lot more sense when you realize he was describing a world
>> just like that. Acting out your feelings towards your parents big time.
>> And then stuck in that rut forever.
>> Michael
>Actually young bourgeois men had sex with women of other classes before
>marriage to women of their own class who were sexually inexperienced. Good
>account of all this, with a curious look at the Austrian Social Democrats, in
>Hannah S Decker, :_ Freud, Dora, and Vienna, 1900_, which is about his patient
>Dora, a young woman of very respectable bourgeois origins.
>Christopher Rhoades Dÿkema

Which case always struck me as freakin' bizarre. Her father is trying to pimp her to Mr. X so that he can make it with Mrs. X. I think it's a miracle Dora was as well-adjusted and well-functioning as she was...

Brad DeLong

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