Login
Hartman, J.J. (1986). Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984: Les Sanson: An Oedipal Footnote to the History of France. Laurie Adams. Pp. 227-248.. Psychoanal Q., 55:198.

Welcome to PEP Web!

Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web.

If you are coming in from a university from a registered IP address or secure referral page you should not need to log in. Contact your university librarian in the event of problems.

If you have a personal subscription on your own account or through a Society or Institute please put your username and password in the box below. Any difficulties should be reported to your group administrator.

Username:
Password:

Can't remember your username and/or password? If you have forgotten your username and/or password please click here and log in to the PaDS database. Once there you need to fill in your email address (this must be the email address that PEP has on record for you) and click "Send." Your username and password will be sent to this email address within a few minutes. If this does not work for you please contact your group organizer.

Athens or federation user? Login here.

Not already a subscriber? Order a subscription today.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984: Les Sanson: An Oedipal Footnote to the History of France. Laurie Adams. Pp. 227-248.

(1986). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 55:198

Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984: Les Sanson: An Oedipal Footnote to the History of France. Laurie Adams. Pp. 227-248.

John J. Hartman

In this study of the Sanson family, who carried out capital punishment in France for two centuries, the author uses the family's memoirs to propose an oedipal interpretation of the motives of the family for maintaining this profession, particularly their attempt to ally with royalty. French society's continued approval of decapitation and its fascination with the Sansons are also interpreted in terms of the oedipal paradigm. This paper attempts to interweave the individual motives of the Sanson executioners with the historical changes occuring in France that culminated in the French Revolution.


WARNING! This text is printed for the personal use of the PEPWeb subscriber and is copyright to the Journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to copy, distribute or circulate it in any form.
- 198 -

Article Citation

Hartman, J.J. (1986). Psychoanalytic Study of Society. X, 1984. Psychoanal. Q., 55:198

Copyright © 2014, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing. Help | About | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Problem

WARNING! This text is printed for the personal use of the subscriber to PEP Web and is copyright to the Journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to copy, distribute or circulate it in any form whatsoever.