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Author Kohlke, Marie-Luise.
Title Neo-Victorian Families. : Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics.
Imprint Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2011.

Author Kohlke, Marie-Luise.
Series Neo-Victorian Series, 2 ; v. 2
Neo-Victorian Series, 2.
Subject Steampunk culture.
Sex role.
Gender expression.
Alt Name Gutleben, Christian.
Description 1 online resource (407 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introducing Neo-Victorian Family Matters:Cultural Capital and Reproduction; PART I Endangered Childhoods and Lost Futures:Filthiness and Philanthropy; 1. From London's East End to West Baltimore:How the Victorian Slum Narrative Shapes The Wire; 2. Failing Families: Echoes of Nineteenth-CenturyChild Rescue Discourse in Contemporary Debatesaround Child Protection; 3. The Figure of the Child in Neo-Victorian Queer Families; 4. Neo-Victorian Childhoods:Re-Imagining the Worst of Times.
PART II Performing (Im)Possible Happy Families:Deconstruction and Reconstruction5. Deconstructing the Victorian Family?Trying to Reach Cloud Nine; 6. The Cratchits on Film:Neo-Victorian Visions of Domesticity; 7. The Rise and Fall of the Forsytes:From Neo-Victorian to Neo-Edwardian Marriage; 8. The Lost Mother and the Enclosed Lady: Gender andDomesticity in MTV's Adaptation of Wuthering Heights; 9. Monarchs and Patriarchs: Angela Carter's Recreationof the Victorian Family in The Magic Toyshop; PART III The Mirror of Society:Familial Trauma, Dissolution and Transformation.
10. Family Traumas and Serial Killingin Peter Ackroyd's Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem11. Family Trauma and Reconfigured Families:Philip Pullman's Neo-Victorian Detective Series; 12. "That heartbroken island of incestuous hatreds":Famine and Family in Joseph O'Connor's Star of the Sea; 13. (In)Visible Disability in Neo-Victorian Families; 14. More Than Kith and Less Than Kin: Queering the Familyin Sarah Waters's Neo-Victorian Fictions; Contributors; Index.
Summary Tracing representations of re-imagined Victorian families in literature, film and television, and social discourse, this collection, the second volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, analyses the historical trajectory of persistent but increasingly contested cultural myths that coalesce around the heterosexual couple and nuclear family as the supposed 'normative' foundation of communities and nations, past and present. It sheds new light on the significance of families as a source of fluctuating cultural capital, deployed in diverse arenas from political debates, social policy and identity p.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9789401207249 (electronic bk.)
9401207240 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 769342672
Additional Format Print version: Kohlke, Marie-Luise. Neo-Victorian Families. : Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics. Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2011 9789042034372

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