Family Plots

9780812215441: Paperback
Release Date: 1st August 1995

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 256

Series Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media, and Political Culture

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Family Plots

The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture

Paperback / £21.99

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.