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Translating Maternal Violence: The Discursive Construction of Maternal Filicide in 1970 Japan [New]

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Hardback with printed blue boards. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This book provides the first full-length, English-language investigation of the multiple and often contradictory ways in which mothers who kill their children were portrayed in 1970s Japan. It offers a snapshot of a historical and social moment when motherhood was being renegotiated, and maternal violence was disrupting norms of acceptable maternal behaviour. Drawing on a wide range of original archival materials, it explores three discursive sites where the image of the murderous mother assumed a distinctive visibility: media coverage of cases of maternal filicide; the rhetoric of a newly emerging women's liberation movement known as uman ribu; and fictional works by the Japanese writer Takahashi Takako.

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Author(s):
Castellini, Alessandro
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
15 cm x 22 cm, 6 in x 8.5 in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1137538813
ISBN-13:
9781137538819
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
Translating Maternal Violence: The Discursive Construction of Maternal Filicide in 1970 Japan

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Hardback with printed blue boards. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This book provides the first full-length, English-language investigation of the multiple and often contradictory ways in which mothers who kill their children were portrayed in 1970s Japan. It offers a snapshot of a historical and social moment when motherhood was being renegotiated, and maternal violence was disrupting norms of acceptable maternal behaviour. Drawing on a wide range of original archival materials, it explores three discursive sites where the image of the murderous mother assumed a distinctive visibility: media coverage of cases of maternal filicide; the rhetoric of a newly emerging women's liberation movement known as uman ribu; and fictional works by the Japanese writer Takahashi Takako.

Brand new book, still sealed in shrinkwrap.

Author(s):
Castellini, Alessandro
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
15 cm x 22 cm, 6 in x 8.5 in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1137538813
ISBN-13:
9781137538819
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Title:
Translating Maternal Violence: The Discursive Construction of Maternal Filicide in 1970 Japan

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