Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture

Title

Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture

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Description

Family Plots traces the fault lines of the Freudian family romance and holds that the "family plot" is very much alive in post-World War II American culture. It cuts across all genres, insinuating, criticizing, reinforcing, and reinventing itself in all forms of cultural production and consumption. The family romance is everywhere because the family itself is nowhere. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780812215441

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

University of Pennsylvania Press

City

Philadelphia, PA

Keywords

American literature, Family life, Family romance, Post-family romance, Feminist theory, Film, Mass media, Popular culture, Television, United States history

Disciplines

American Popular Culture | Family, Life Course, and Society | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies