Mary Eberstadt: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics

Mary Eberstadt’s book of 2019, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, suggests that a central question haunts every society in the Western World: Who am I? Eberstadt seeks to explain why the issue of identity has become so central to contemporary politics, and why it leads to such rancour and division. We will examine her claim that the decline of the extended family, as part of the fallout from the sexual revolution, has produced a generation which seeks to find solidarity and connection through membership of politicised ‘identity-based’ groups which act as surrogate (but dysfunctional) family units.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and her work: Mary Eberstadt – American author and cultural critic.
  • The purpose and structure of Primal Screams.
  • The key arguments of Primal Screams.
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<p>Mary Eberstadt’s book of 2019, <em>Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics</em>, suggests that a central question haunts every society in the Western World: Who am I?

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28 Mar

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