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The Resource Mediated maternity : contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture, Linda Seidel

Mediated maternity : contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture, Linda Seidel

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Mediated maternity : contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture
Title
Mediated maternity
Title remainder
contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Linda Seidel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mediated Maternity: Contemporary American Portrayals of Bad Mothers in Literature and Popular Culture, by Linda Seidel, explores the cultural construction of the bad mother in books, movies, and TV shows, arguing that these portrayals typically have the effect of cementing dominant assumptions about motherhood in place-or, less often, of disrupting those assumptions, causing us to ask whether motherhood could be constructed differently. Portrayals of bad mothers not only help to establish what the good mother is by depicting her opposite, but also serve to illustrate what the culture fears about women in general and mothers in particular. From the ancient horror of female power symbolized by Medea (or, more recently, by Casey Anthony) to the current worry that drug-addicted pregnant women are harming their fetuses, we see a social desire to monitor the reproductive capabilities of women, resulting in more (formal and informal) surveillance than in material (or even moral) support"--Provided by publisher
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1949-
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Seidel, Linda
Dewey number
810.9/3520431
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mothers in motion pictures
  • Mothers on television
Label
Mediated maternity : contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture, Linda Seidel
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Mediated motherhood -- Nancy Grace and the motherhood critics -- Neonaticide in Nancy Grace and Jodi Picoult -- Gone baby gone: reproducing the bad mother -- Stereotyping the black welfare mother in Precious -- Creating the reality of postpartum depression in Shields' Down Came the Rain and Morton's Breakable You -- Glenn Close and the monstrous maternal: mothers and daughters in damages -- Epilogue: Motherhood in context
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ocn843882775
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (125 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299553521
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843882775
Label
Mediated maternity : contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture, Linda Seidel
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Mediated motherhood -- Nancy Grace and the motherhood critics -- Neonaticide in Nancy Grace and Jodi Picoult -- Gone baby gone: reproducing the bad mother -- Stereotyping the black welfare mother in Precious -- Creating the reality of postpartum depression in Shields' Down Came the Rain and Morton's Breakable You -- Glenn Close and the monstrous maternal: mothers and daughters in damages -- Epilogue: Motherhood in context
Control code
ocn843882775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (125 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299553521
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843882775

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