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Mediated maternity : contemporary American portrayals of bad mothers in literature and popular culture

Author: Linda Seidel
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the cultural construction of the bad mother in books, movies, and TV shows, arguing that these portrayals typically have the effect of cementing dominant assumptions about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Seidel
ISBN: 9780739171172 9781498516471 1498516475 0739171178 0739171186 9780739171189
OCLC Number: 832604836
Description: xix, 125 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mediated motherhood --
Nancy Grace and the motherhood critics --
Neonaticide in Nancy Grace and Jodi Picoult --
Gone baby gone: reproducing the bad mother --
Stereotyping the black welfare mother in Precious --
Creating the reality of postpartum depression in Shields' Down Came the Rain and Morton's Breakable You --
Glenn Close and the monstrous maternal: mothers and daughters in damages --
Epilogue: Motherhood in context.
Responsibility: Linda Seidel.

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