Female Complaint The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture

ISBN-10: 0822342022

ISBN-13: 9780822342021

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lauren Berlant
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Description: 'The Female Complaint' is part of Laura Berlant's 'national sentimentality' project, a charting of the emergence of the US political sphere as an affective space of identification and attachment. Here she examines the development of sentimental 'women's culture' in the US, from 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' to 1950s melodramas to chick lit.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Intimacy, Publicity, and Feminity
Poor Eliza
Pax Americana: The Case of Show Boat
National Brands, National Body: Imitation of Life
Uncle Sam Needs a Wife: Citizenship and Denegation
Remembering Love, Forgetting Everything Else: Now, Voyager
"It's Not the Tragedies That Kill Us, It's the Messes": Femininity, Formalism, and Dorothy Parker
The Compulsion to Repeat Femininity: Landscape for a Good Woman and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Overture/Aperture: Showboat 1988-The Remake
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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