Very good paperback copy. Spine is uncreased, binding and text also in very good condition. Shelfwear is minor.
From the Publisher
Our fascination with romance is seemingly indestructible. Until
now, however, romance has been badly neglected as a subject for
serious academic study. This original collection aims to redress
this imbalance by focusing on the changing nature, or "rescripting"
of romance in film & fiction. This is the first volume to fully
consider the cultural representation of romance in the wake of
postmodernism & postcolonialism & offers clear evidence of
romance as a "category under stress." The contemporary nature of
the texts discussed - such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction
& Hotel du Lac - places it at the center of many current
debates concerning identity, gender, sexuality & desire.
Viewing romance in the context of queer theory & AIDS, &
challenging many popular psychoanalytic concepts such as abjection,
the collection also makes a significant contribution to feminist
& gay/lesbian discussions on the politics of romantic love.