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Lives together/worlds apart : mothers and daughters in popular culture

Author: Suzanna Danuta Walters
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1940s film Now, Voyager, Bette Davis plays a daughter struggling against her mother's stifling repression. Nearly fifty years later, in the Hollywood saga Postcards from the Edge, Shirley MacLaine, as a neglectful and bossy mother, inflicts untold psychological pain on her daughter, played by Meryl Streep. These dramas of conflict and the ambivalent struggle for separation have been central to popular images  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanna Danuta Walters
ISBN: 0520078519 9780520078512 0520086562 9780520086562
OCLC Number: 24550266
Description: xiii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Sacrament of Separation / The Penance of Affiliation: On the Subject of Mothers and Daughters --
From Sacrificial Stella to Maladjusted Mildred: De(class)ifying Mothers and Daughters --
Father Knows Best about the Woman Question: Familial Harmony and Feminine Containment --
The Turning Point: Mothers and Daughters at the Birth of Second-Wave Feminism --
Terms of Enmeshment: Feminist Discourses of Mothers and Daughters --
Parting Glances: Feminist Images of Mothers and Daughters --
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Fatal Retractions in the Backlash Eighties --
Beyond Separation: Located Lives and Situated Tales.
Responsibility: Suzanna Danuta Walters.
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Discusses popular media ranging from themes of maternal martyrdom to maternal malevolence. This book shows that since World War II, mainstream culture has generally represented the mother/daughter  Read more...

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"An exceptional study of the cultural representations that depict the relationship between mothers and their daughters in the U.S."--"Choice

 
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