The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture

The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture

by Elizabeth Freeman
     
 

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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Overview

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:
10/28/2002
Series:
Series Q
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Freeman is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Love among the Ruins1
2The We of Me: The Member of the Wedding's Novel Alliances45
3"That Troth Which Failed to Plight": Race, the Wedding, and Kin Aesthetics in Absalom, Absalom!70
4"A Diabolical Circle for the Divell to Daunce In": Foundational Weddings and the Problem of Civil Marriage101
5Honeymoon with a Stranger: Private Couplehood and the Making of the National Subject146
6The Immediate Country, or, Heterosexuality in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction178
Coda210
Notes221
Selected Bibliography261
Index279

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