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Family Plots
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. 1. Introduction: Plotting the Family
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 2. Housebreaking Freud
  2. pp. 22-37
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  1. 3. The Third Sphere: Television's Romance with the Family
  2. pp. 38-59
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  1. 4. The Culture of "Momism": Evan S. Conncell's Mrs. Bridge
  2. pp. 60-76
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  1. 5. Rules of the Game: Anne Tyler's Searching for Caleb
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. 6. Father Trouble: Jane Smiley's The Age of Grief
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. 7. "A Possible Sharing": Ethnicizing Mother-Daughter Romance in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. 8. Reconstructing Kin: Toni Morrison's Beloved
  2. pp. 129-145
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  1. 9. "Family" Romance (Or, How to Recognize a Queer Text When You Meet One)
  2. pp. 146-164
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  1. 10. The Lesbian Dick: Policing the Family in Internal Affairs
  2. pp. 165-180
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  1. 11. Home Viewing — Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-222
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 223-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-239
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