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Motherhood and Representation - The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama

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From the description on the back of the book:
"From novels of the nineteenth century to films of the 1990s, American culture abounds with images of white, middle-class mothers. In Motherhood and Representation, E. Ann Kaplan considers how the mother appears in three related spheres: the historical, in which she charts changing representations of the mother from 1830 to the post-modernist present; the psycho-analytic, which discusses theories of the mother from Freud to Lacan and the French Feminists; and the mother as she is figured in literary and film texts such as East Lynne, Marnie, and The Handmaid's Tale. Kaplan's analysis complicates two commonly noted dominant paradigms of the mother as "Angel" and "Witch;" she then charts the contesting and often contradictory discourses of the mother in present-day America through cultural studies perspectives."

The covers of this book are worn and slightly dirty in places, some of the pages are stained at the edges (and are worn in places too) and there is pencil writing in the top right corner of the first page but otherwise the book is in very good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
E. Ann Kaplan
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415011272
ISBN-13:
9780415011273
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Routledge

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About this item

From the description on the back of the book:
"From novels of the nineteenth century to films of the 1990s, American culture abounds with images of white, middle-class mothers. In Motherhood and Representation, E. Ann Kaplan considers how the mother appears in three related spheres: the historical, in which she charts changing representations of the mother from 1830 to the post-modernist present; the psycho-analytic, which discusses theories of the mother from Freud to Lacan and the French Feminists; and the mother as she is figured in literary and film texts such as East Lynne, Marnie, and The Handmaid's Tale. Kaplan's analysis complicates two commonly noted dominant paradigms of the mother as "Angel" and "Witch;" she then charts the contesting and often contradictory discourses of the mother in present-day America through cultural studies perspectives."

The covers of this book are worn and slightly dirty in places, some of the pages are stained at the edges (and are worn in places too) and there is pencil writing in the top right corner of the first page but otherwise the book is in very good condition.

Author(s):
E. Ann Kaplan
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415011272
ISBN-13:
9780415011273
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Routledge

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