Maternal Abandonment and Queer Resistance in Twenty-First-Century Swedish Literature (Hardback)
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Maternal Abandonment and Queer Resistance in Twenty-First-Century Swedish Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 293 Pages / Published: 04/06/2021
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This book questions why so many mothers leave their families in twenty-first-century Swedish literature, analyzing literary representations of maternal abandonment in relation to sociopolitical discourses. The volume draws on a queer-theoretical framework in order to highlight norm-critical dimensions, failure, and resistance in literature about motherhood. Jenny Bjoerklund argues that novels about mothers who leave can be understood as ways to problematize and challenge Swedish-branded values like gender equality and a progressive family politics that promotes ideals of involved parenthood, the nuclear family, and pronatalism. The book also raises questions beyond the Swedish context about maternal ambivalence, family politics, and privilege and discusses how literature can work as resistance and provide alternatives to the current social order.


Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030728915
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2021

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