Family Plots
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Family Plots
The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture

Dana Heller

256 pages | 6 x 9
Paper 1995 | ISBN 9780812215441 | $26.50s | Outside the Americas £21.99
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A volume in the series Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media, and Political 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.

Dana Heller is Eminent Scholar and Chair of English at Old Dominion University.

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