The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture / Edition 1

The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture / Edition 1

by Lauren Berlant
     
 


A literary critical and historical chronicle of women s culture in the United States from 1830 to the present, by a leading Americanist.See more details below

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A literary critical and historical chronicle of women s culture in the United States from 1830 to the present, by a leading Americanist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822342021
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
638,192
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction: Intimacy, Publicity, and Feminity     1
Poor Eliza     33
Pax Americana: The Case of Show Boat     69
National Brands, National Body: Imitation of Life     107
Uncle Sam Needs a Wife: Citizenship and Denegation     145
Remembering Love, Forgetting Everything Else: Now, Voyager     169
"It's Not the Tragedies That Kill Us, It's the Messes": Femininity, Formalism, and Dorothy Parker     207
The Compulsion to Repeat Femininity: Landscape for a Good Woman and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil     233
Overture/Aperture: Showboat 1988-The Remake     265
Notes     281
Bibliography     319
Index     347

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