Table of contents for Max Wertheimer & Gestalt theory / D. Brett King, Michael Wertheimer.


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Preface by Carole DeSanti                                                         i

Acknowledgments                                                                viii

Introduction                                                                      1

Part I. Trauma, Transformations and Transgressions

 'A Child Is Being Beaten': Dorothy Allison's Testimony of Trauma and Abuse       9
     in Bastard Out of Carolina
 -Suzette A. Henke, University of Louisville

 The Transformational Power of Shame: Masturbation, Religion, and                29
     White Trash Myths in Bastard Out of Carolina
 -Tania Friedel, New York University

 Vengeance is Fleeting: Masculine Transgressions in the Works of Dorothy Allison 55
 -Laurie Vickroy, Bradley University

Part II. Literary and Critical Connections

 Meeting at a Barbecue: Dorothy Allison, Zora Neale Hurston, and                 71
     Apocalyptic Literary Miscegenation
 -Julia C. Ehrhardt, University of Oklahoma

 Embracing Pariahdom: The Bastard Theme in Dorothy Allison's                     91
     Bastard Out of Carolina
 -Carolyn Kraus, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Part III. Violence and the Body

 'Shotgun Strategies': Working Class Literature and Violence                    113
 -Renny Christopher, California State University, Channel Islands

 The Burden of Surviving: The Ambiguous Body in Dorothy Allison's Fiction       129
 -Sherryl Vint, St. Francis Xavier University

Dorothy Allison: A Critical Bibliography                                        159

Index                                                                           163





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943, Psychologists United States Biography, Psychologists Germany Biography, Gestalt psychology History