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The Sexual Politics of Time : Confession, Nostalgia, Memory - Susannah Radstone

The Sexual Politics of Time

Confession, Nostalgia, Memory

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780415066914
Number Of Pages: 256

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Looking at a diverse range of texts including Marilyn French's The Women's Room, Philip Roth's Patrimony, the writings of Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson, and films such as Cinema Paradiso, Susannah Radstone argues that though time has been foregrounded in theories of postmodernism, those theories have ignored the question of time and sexual difference.

The Sexual Politics of Time proposes that the contemporary western world has witnessed a shift from the age of confession to the era of memory. In a series of chapters on confession, nostalgia, the 'memories of boyhood' film and the memoir, Susannah Radstone sets out to complicate this claim. Developing her argument through psychoanalytic theory, she proposes that an attention to time and sexual difference raises questions not only about the analysis and characterization of texts, but also about how cultural epochs are mapped through time.

The Sexual Politics of Time will be of interest to students and researchers of time, memory, difference and cultural change, in subjects such as Media and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Film Studies.

Acknowledgementp. vii
Introducing timep. 1
On confessionp. 20
Confession, time and sexual differencep. 56
The sexual politics of nostakguaip. 112
Nostalgia, masculinity and mourningp. 159
Remembering ourselvesp. 192
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 232
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415066914
ISBN-10: 0415066913
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1