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

Autore: Roel van den Oever
Editore: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Persona incaricata: Grace Zaring (1891-1991) Stone; Tennessee (1911-1983) Williams; Philip (1933- ) Roth
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Roel van den Oever
ISBN: 9781137274052 1137274050
Numero OCLC: 784125786
Descrizione: 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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.  Per saperne di più…

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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 Per saperne di più…

 
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