Popular feminist fiction as American allegory : representing national time / Jane Elliott

Author(s): Elliott, Jane, 1969-
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Subjects: Feminist fiction, American--History and criticism
Feminism and literature--United States
American fiction--20th century--History and criticism
American fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
United States--Civilization--1970-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: ix, 225 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Pt. I. Temporal Politics
Introduction 3
1. The Problem of Static Time: Totalization, the End of History, and the End of the 1960s 21
Pt. II. Feminism as Static Time
2. Heir Apparent: Legacies of the 1960s in TheWomen's Room and Vida 49
3. Dead-End Job: The Stepford Wives, Domestic Labor, and the End of History 71
4. Promiscuous Times: Rubyfruit Jungle, Fear of Flying, and the Desire for the Event 89
Pt. III. Feminism as Futurity
5. Alice Walker's Hindsight: Meridian, The Color Purple, and the Production of Prolepsis 113
6. My Mother, My Self: Sentiment and the Transcendence of Time in The Joy Luck Club and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 137
Coda. Hurried Woman Tales 163
Notes 169
Bibliography 199
Index 219
Notes: LCCN: 2007045027
ISBN: 0230605427 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780230605428 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-217) and index
Contents: The problem of static time : totalization, the end of history, and the end of the 1960s -- Heir apparent : legacies of the 1960s in The women's room and Vida -- Dead-end job : The Stepford wives, domestic labor, and the end of history -- Promiscuous times : Rubyfruit jungle, Fear of flying, and the desire for the event -- Alice Walker's hindsight : Meridian, The color purple, and the production of prolepsis -- My mother, myself : sentiment and the transcendence of time in The Joy Luck Club and The divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood -- Coda : hurried woman tales
OCLC Number: 176926077
ISBN/ISSN: 0230605427
9780230605428