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Love as passion : the codification of intimacy

Author: Niklas Luhmann; Jeremy Gaines; Doris L Jones
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2012.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this important book Niklas Luhmann - one of the leading social thinkers of the late 20th century - analyses the emergence of 'love' as the basis of personal relationships in modern societies. He argues that, while family systems remained intact in the transition from traditional to modern societies, a semantics for love developed to accommodate extra-marital relationships; this semantics was then transferred back  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Luhmann, Niklas, 1927-1998.
Love as passion.
(OCoLC)802321985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann; Jeremy Gaines; Doris L Jones
ISBN: 9780745692340 0745692346
OCLC Number: 911616785
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: 1986.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction ----
1. Society and Individual: Personal and Impersonal Relationships ---
2. Love as a Generalized Symbolic Medium of Communication ---
3. The Evolution of Communicative Capacities ---
4. The Evolution of the Semantics of Love ---
5. Freedom to Love: From the Ideal to the Paradox ---
6. The Rhetoric of Excess and the Experience of Instability ---
7. From Galantry to Friendship ---
8. Plaisir and Amour: The Primary Difference ---
9. Love versus Reason ---
10. En Route to Individualization: A State of Ferment in the Eighteenth Century ---
11. The Incorporation of Sexuality ---
12. The Discovery of Incommunicability ---
13. Romantic Love ---
14. Love and Marriage: The Ideology of Reproduction ----
15. What Now? Problems and Alternatives ---
16. Love as a System of Interpenetration.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Liebe als Passion.
Responsibility: Niklas Luhmann ; translated by Jeremy Gaines and Doris L. Jones.

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