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Is It Really Mommie Dearest?: Daughter-Mother Narratives in Young Adult Fiction (Hardback)
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Is It Really Mommie Dearest?: Daughter-Mother Narratives in Young Adult Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 10/01/2000
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In this study, feminist theories and insights from new discourses on female adolescence are employed in analyzing the discourses and cultural scripts used in telling stories about the relationship between teenage daughters and mothers in young adult novels and in short stories marketed for young adults and published between 1965 and 1998. Included are 100 novels and additional short stories which include African American daughter mother fiction and narratives set in novels in other cultural contexts.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810836921
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 223 x 146 x 21 mm


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An outstanding offering. * School Library Journal *
...is an impressively thorough analysis of what they find there. Besides offering readings of these feminist texts, Crew offers specific suggestions for book group discussions that will encourage readers to revisit and revise their own cultural scripts in ways that are empowering for both daughters and their mothers. Crew's scholarly feet wear sensible shoes; that is, she patiently walks her readers through her subject without running too fast through any aspect or skipping any topic that might be significant...offers a systematic framework whereby the conventions of the genre are made visible and orderly...marks a significant entry into the analysis of the conventions of young adult fiction as well as offering a feminist intervention into the potentially damaging effects of following the traditional daughter-mother script too closely. * Children's Literature Association Quarterly *
[Crew] compel[s] readers to open the pages of these books so that mothers and daughters everywhere can be heard, appreciated, and understood. * Feminist Formations *
Educators and librarians will find this study a useful tool for exploring deeper meaning in book discussion group selections, as well as for presenting students with a diversity of family dynamics. * VOYA *

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