Introduction. Power couples : from antiquity to the contemporary word

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serval:BIB_0E1128389CD3
Type
Partie de livre
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Chapitre: chapitre ou section
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Titre
Introduction. Power couples : from antiquity to the contemporary word
Titre du livre
Power Couples in Antiquity. A Transversal Perspective
Auteur(s)
Bielman Sánchez Anne
Editeur
Routledge
Lieu d'édition
Oxford/New York
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
29/03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Bielman Sánchez Anne
Série
Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies
Numéro de chapitre
Introduction
Pages
1-15
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This introductory chapter tries to show that, even if the expression “power couple” is relatively recent, the phenomenon has existed since Greco-Roman antiquity. It explains the signification given in the book to the terms “power couple/ordinary couple” and why all the “power couples” were “political couples” in classical antiquity. It also sets the chronological frame of the survey (fourth century BCE–first century CE). Within the limits of our possibilities, because the classical sources do not always allow it, the theme will be approached from a sociological perspective (dynamics of couple, real-life experiences, relationships between the power couples and their families, influence of a power couple on the public opinion, staging and representation of a power couple). In the second part, as a point of comparison, the chapter evokes the characteristics of the contemporary “power couples” (twentieth to twenty-first century): origin of the expression in an American soap opera, definition in newspapers or online encyclopaedias, special terminology (“supercouple”, “superfamily”, “portmanteau”, etc.), staging of the love feelings between the partners and staging of their families, media audience.
Mots-clé
Power couple (ancient and contemporary), media, staging, movies,
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