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.