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Malignant Narcissism and the Toxic Family

  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Abstract

Chapter 3 documents the ways in which the repression and oppression of gender conformity and the class system under patriarchy have rendered the nuclear family as a toxic site of repression where malignant narcissists often reign and destroy themselves—as well as those around them. By invoking disruptive feminism, one can see the effects of malignant narcissism in toxic families in Child’s Pose, a Romanian film directed by Călin Peter Netzer; Bottled Up directed by Enid Zentelis, an independent American film that stars Melissa Leo as an enabler of her drug-addled daughter; Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, another example of feminist dismantling of narcissism in families under patriarchy.

Keywords

Personality Disorder Nuclear Family Gender Conformity Black Humor Canadian Border 
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© Gwendolyn Audrey Foster 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
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  1. 1.University of Nebraska-LincolnUSA

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