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Bound and Determined Captivity, Culture-Crossing, and White Womanhood from Mary Rowlandson to Patty Hearst

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ISBN-10: 0226096548

ISBN-13: 9780226096544

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher Castiglia

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In Bound and Determined, Christopher Castiglia gives shape for the first time to a tradition of American women's captivity narrative that ranges across three centuries, from Puritan colonist Mary Rowlandson's abduction by Narragansett Indians to Patty Hearst's kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Examining more than sixty accounts by women captives, as well as novels ranging from Susanna Rowson's eighteenth-century classic Rueben and Rachel to today's mass-market romances, Castiglia investigates paradoxes central to the genre. In captivity, women often find freedom from stereotypical roles as helpless, dependent, sexually vulnerable, and xenophobic. In their condemnations of…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction: Captivity Is Consciousness: Captivity, Culture-Crossing, and the Revision of Identity
A More Interesting Adventure: Critics, Captives, and Narrative Dissent
Her Tortures Were Turned into Frolick: Captivity and Liminal Critique, 1682-1862
That Was Not My Idea of Independence: The Captivity of Patty Hearst
The Wilderness of Fiction: From Captivity Narrative to Captivity Romance
Captives in History: Susanna Rowson's Reuben and Rachel
A Hostage in the House: Domestic Captivity
Conclusion: Contemporary Captives