Table of contents for Risking difference : identification, race, and community in contemporary fiction and feminism / Jean Wyatt.

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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                                                    275


Library 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