The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love

New York and Abingdon, Oxon, UK
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I've attempted to guess which of the chapters are about romance novels and I've given those separate entries (these should appear at the end of this entry). Here's the abstract:

The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary reference work essential for students and researchers interested in the field of love, romance and popular romance fiction. This first-of-its-kind volume illustrating the broad and interdisciplinary nature of Love Studies. International contributors including leaders in their field reflect a range of perspectives from cultural studies, history, literature, popular romance studies, American Studies, sociology and gender studies. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into 12 parts:

Love, Romance and Historical and Social Change

Love and Feminist Discourses

Love and Popular Romance Fiction

Love, Gender and Sexuality

Romancing Australia

South and Southeast Asian Romance Communities

Nation, Place and Identity in US Popular Romance Novels

Romantic Love and National Identity in Chinese and Taiwanese Discourses of Love

Muslim and Middle Eastern Romances

Discourses of Romance Fiction and Technologies of Power

Writing Love and Romance

Legal and Theological Fiction and Sexual Politics


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