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Mommy angst : motherhood in American popular culture

Author: Ann C Hall; Mardia Bishop
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This revealing work looks at representations of motherhood from a wide range of pop culture sources to explore larger questions about the image and self-image of mothers in the United States.--From publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann C Hall; Mardia Bishop
ISBN: 9780313375309 0313375305 9780313375316 0313375313
OCLC Number: 367420055
Description: xvii, 234 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Media morality tales and the politics of motherhood / Katherine N. Kinnick --
The motherless "Disney princess" : marketing mothers out of the picture / Marjorie Worthington --
Motherhood, memory, and Mambo : the case of the missing Cuban American mother in contemporary America popular culture / Manuel Martínez --
Of mamothers and behemothers-in-law : toward a twenty-first-century bestiary / Craig N. Owens --
Killer instincts : motherhood and violence in The long kiss goodnight and Kill Bill / Angela Dancey --
Hip mamas : Gilmore girls and Ariel Gore / Robin Silbergleid --
Running the home, House, and Senate : political moms Pelosi, Clinton, and Palin / Ann C. Hall --
The mommy lift : cutting mothers down to size / Mardia J. Bishop --
The bioethics of designing "disabled" babies / Alina Bennett --
"Real" motherhood : changing perceptions of adoption in American history / Kathleen L. Riley --
Mom.com / Dennis Hall --
Jewish mothers : types, stereotypes, and countertypes / Jessica Prinz.
Responsibility: edited by Ann C. Hall and Mardia J. Bishop.

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This revealing work looks at representations of motherhood from a wide range of pop culture sources to explore larger questions about the image and self-image of mothers in the United States.  Read more...

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"This collection of 12 essays, edited by Hall (English, Ohio Dominican U.) and Bishop (communication, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), examine images of motherhood in American popular culture. Read more...

 
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