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Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Culture (Hardback)
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Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 234 Pages / Published: 27/10/2009
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This revealing work looks at representations of motherhood from a wide range of pop culture sources to explore larger questions about the image and self-image of mothers in the United States.


* 12 contributors-accomplished scholars from a range of fields, including theatre, literature studies, sociology, film, women's studies, media studies, and psychology

* A chronology showing how portrayals of motherhood have evolved over time

* Bibliographies with each essay, listing key sources in print and online for further reading

* A comprehensive index

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313375309
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This collection of 12 essays, edited by Hall (English, Ohio Dominican U.) and Bishop (communication, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), examine images of motherhood in American popular culture. Topics include enduring moral tropes of motherhood in television; the absence of mothers and the erasure of agency in Disney portrayals of princesses; the marginalization of mothers in Cuban American pop culture; the portrayal of mother-as-monster; motherhood and violence in the films of Quentin Tarantino; class and teenage pregnancies in American culture; deployed motherhood in the political campaigns of Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin; post-pregnancy plastic surgery as cultural symbol; changing perceptions of adoption in American history; the consumer culture of motherhood on the Internet; and types, stereotypes, and counter-types of the Jewish mother in American culture." - Reference & Research Book News
"Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - Choice

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