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Acknowledgments ix Introduction: I Want to Be You 1 Part I. Totalizing Identifications 19 1. The Politics of Envy in Academic Feminist Communities and in Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride 20 2. I Want You To Be Me: Parent-Child Identification in D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow and Carolyn Kay Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman 42 3. Identification with the Trauma of Others: Slavery, Collective Trauma, and the Difficulties of Representation in Toni Morrison's Beloved 66 Part II. Structures of Identification in the Visual Field 85 4. Race and Idealization in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby and in White Feminist Cross-Race Fantasies 86 5. Luring the Gaze: Desire and Interpellation in Sandra Cisneros's "Woman Hollering Creek," Anne Tyler's Saint Maybe, Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop, and Margaret Drabble's Jerusalem the Golden 119 6. Disidentification and Border Negotiations of Gender in Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek 145 Part III. Heteropathic Identifications 169 7. Toward Cross-Race Dialogue: Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldda, and the Psychoanalytic Politics of Community 170 Appendix: The Challenges of Infant Research and Neurobiology to Traditional Models of Primary Identification 192 Notes 209 Works Cited 251 Index 275Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American fiction Women authors History and criticism, Feminism and literature United States History 20th century, Women and literature United States History 20th century, American fiction African American authors History and criticism, African American women Intellectual life, Psychoanalysis and feminism United States, Psychoanalysis and culture United States, Identitification (Psychology) in literature, Multiculturalism in literature, Group identity in literature, Community in literature, Race in literature