Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture
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]
University of Pennsylvania Press
American literature, Family life, Family romance, Post-family romance, Feminist theory, Film, Mass media, Popular culture, Television, United States history
American Popular Culture | Family, Life Course, and Society | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Heller, Dana, "Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture" (1995). English Faculty Bookshelf. 33.