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Mediating the family : gender, culture, and representation

Author: Estella Tincknell
Publisher: London : New York : Arnold, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new book takes as its starting point the long cultural shadow that the nuclear ideal has cast over how the family has been mediated in popular film, television, literature and social policy over the last 50 years. The book explores the ways in which struggles over sexuality, identity, gender and power have informed the conceptualization and representation of the family as an institution and as a site of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Estella Tincknell
ISBN: 0340740809 9780340740804
OCLC Number: 58457599
Description: vi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the family, politics and identity --
1. Nuclear family values? : meanings and mediations from the 1940s to the 1960s --
2. The impossibility of maternity : the family saga and entrepreneurial femininity in the 1980s --
3. Paternity suits : reclaiming fatherhood --
4. Lost innocents : childhood in contemporary media --
5. Teenage kicks : constructing adolescence --
6. Family pathologies and pluralities : reinventing the family from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Responsibility: Estella Tincknell.
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