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Mama's boy : momism and homophobia in postwar American culture

Author: Roel van den Oever
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In postwar America, the discourse of 'Momism' advanced the idea that an over-affectionate or too-distant mother hampers the social and psychosexual development of her children, in particular her sons. Deemed worst of all was the outcome of homosexuality, since the period saw an intense policing of sexual deviance. Roel van den Oever zooms in on four instances of the cultural representation of Momism: The grotto, by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Grace Zaring (1891-1991) Stone; Tennessee (1911-1983) Williams; Philip (1933- ) Roth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roel van den Oever
ISBN: 9781137274052 1137274050
OCLC Number: 784125786
Description: 209 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Momism and the lavender scare --
Oppositional reading and The grotto --
Narrative closure and Suddenly last summer --
Character engagement and Psycho --
Laughter/ridicule and Portnoy's complaint.
Responsibility: Roel van den Oever.

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A study of the cultural representation of 'Momism' and its attendant homophobia in post-war American literature and culture.  Read more...

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"This book is a brilliant meditation on homophobia, misogyny, narrative, and their interrelations in cold-war American culture." - Henry Abelove, F.O. Matthiessen Visiting Professor of Gender and Read more...

 
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