Melancholics in Love: Representing Womens Depression and Domestic Abuse Frances L. Restuccia

ISBN: 9780847698288

Published: February 9th 2000

Hardcover

145 pages


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Melancholics in Love: Representing Womens Depression and Domestic Abuse  by  Frances L. Restuccia

Melancholics in Love: Representing Womens Depression and Domestic Abuse by Frances L. Restuccia
February 9th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 145 pages | ISBN: 9780847698288 | 5.71 Mb

Melancholics in Love: Representing WomenOs Depression and Domestic Abuse joins psychoanalytic theories of melancholia and mourning (Freud, Kristeva) with cultural studies and its attention to power relations in cultural practice. It is interested inMoreMelancholics in Love: Representing WomenOs Depression and Domestic Abuse joins psychoanalytic theories of melancholia and mourning (Freud, Kristeva) with cultural studies and its attention to power relations in cultural practice. It is interested in the borderland between the psychoanalytic and the cultural, where desire is imbricated with power and individual psyches with cultural formations.

Drawing from a wide spectrum of literary and autobiographical texts from the past and present, such as Jane Austens Emma and Tina TurnerOs I, Tina, Frances L. Restuccia moves from a psychoanalytic explanation of the formation of women melancholics to the cultural co-construction of battered women. A fascinating, provocative, and highly original study in melancholia and domestic abuse, Melancholics in Love will be of special interest to anyone concerned with social justice for battered women or the politics of representation of violence against women.



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