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The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture
     

The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture

by Elizabeth Freeman, Michele Aina Barale, Jonathan Goldberg, Michael Moon, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
 

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ISBN-10: 0822329891

ISBN-13: 9780822329893

Pub. Date: 10/31/2002

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

A queer literary and cultural studies examination of the wedding ceremony (rather than the resulting marriages) which finds it to be a space of more open possibilities than might normally be supposed.

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A queer literary and cultural studies examination of the wedding ceremony (rather than the resulting marriages) which finds it to be a space of more open possibilities than might normally be supposed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822329893
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/31/2002
Series:
Series Q
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Love among the Ruins

2. The We of Me: The Member of the Wedding’s Novel Alliances

3. “That Troth Which Failed to Plight”: Race, the Wedding, and Kin Aesthetics in Absalom, Absalom!

4. “A Diabolical Circle for the Divell to Daunce In”: Foundational Weddings and the Problem of Civil Marriage

5. Honeymoon with a Stranger: Private Couplehood and the Making of the National Subject

6. The Immediate Country, or, Heterosexuality in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Coda

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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