The Non-Meaning of Incest or, How Natural Culture Is

Academic Article


  • Using the theory of kinship as an example, this essay argues that the dominant understanding of cultural construction is inadequate. The author argues that recent cultural theory lacks an account of the unconscious, that recent psychoanalytic thought lacks a theory of kinship, and that both are in fact necessary for a post-structuralist understanding of the proposition that all social norms are culturally constructed.
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    Publication Date

  • January 2010
  • Keywords

  • cultural theory
  • incest
  • kinship
  • literary theory and criticism
  • poststructuralist literary theory and criticism
  • psychoanalytic literary theory and criticism
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  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 2