Reading the Family Dance

Reading the Family Dance

by Knapp
     
 

Thirteen scholars from the U.S., Japan, and Italy contribute 14 essays addressing various literary works from the social-psychological perspective of family systems therapy (FST). An initial chapter introducing the links between FST and literary studies is followed by essays on FST and our understandings of the self, the family, and the world. Literary works… See more details below

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Thirteen scholars from the U.S., Japan, and Italy contribute 14 essays addressing various literary works from the social-psychological perspective of family systems therapy (FST). An initial chapter introducing the links between FST and literary studies is followed by essays on FST and our understandings of the self, the family, and the world. Literary works discussed include A Room with a View, Jane Eyre, The Woman Warrior, Animal Dreams, Clarissa, The Game, The Bluest Eye, The Women of Tijucopapa, Hamlet, and The Day of the Locust. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901611492308
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Family Systems Therapy and Literary Study: An Introduction13
Lucy Honeychurch's Rage for Selfhood: Family Systems Therapy, Ethics, and E.M. Forster's A Room with a View29
The Enigmatic Jane Eyre: A Differentiation Story without Family in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre46
"Even Now China Wraps Double Binds around My Feet": Family Communication in The Woman Warrior and Dim Sum71
Exploring the Matrix of Identity in Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams93
Family Dynamics and Property Acquisitions in Clarissa111
Circular Ties: A Family Systems Reading of A. S. Byatt's The Game135
Family Systems Therapy and Narrative in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye151
Forging a Family Discourse in Marilene Felinto's The Women of Tijucopapo: Or, Unraveling the Intricacies of Miscommunication171
Family Games and Imbroglio in Hamlet194
Crusading for the Family: Kurt Vonnegut's Ethics of Familial Community221
Hollywood Exiles: Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust and Family Systems Therapy236
Are Happy Families All Alike?: The Strange Case of Dr. Petruchio and Ms. Katherine254
Transgenerational Subsystems in Flannery O'Connor's Short Fiction276
General Bibliography305
Notes on Contributors325
Index329

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