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Sex, race, and family in contemporary American short stories

Author: Melissa Bostrom
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This pioneering study about the intersection between short stories and the public discourse about mother-daughter relationships begins with the discovery and analysis of a "female sexual economy" in which mothers are pitted against daughters in a struggle to define a sexual identity, and moved on to consider the ways that class and race shape these conflicts. Sex, Race, and Family uses critical approaches offered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Bostrom
ISBN: 9781403979902 1403979901
OCLC Number: 141385208
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction. p. 1. 1. Story. p. 9. 2. Female Sexual Economy. p. 43. 3. Economies of Whiteness. p. 83. 4. Economies. p. 131. Notes. p. 157. Works Cited. p. 197. Index. p. 217.
Series Title: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Responsibility: Melissa Bostrom.

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This book reveals a female sexual economy in the marketplace of contemporary short fiction which locates a struggle for sexual power between mothers and daughters within a larger struggle to pursue  Read more...

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