American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal

Author: Ruby C Tapia
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, cop. 2011.
Series: Critical American studies series; Critical American studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What visual tropes of race, death, and motherhood tell us about citizenship.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruby C Tapia
ISBN: 9780816653102 0816653100 9780816653119 0816653119
OCLC Number: 865467362
Description: 1 vol. (202 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Race, Death, and the Maternal in American Visual Culture1. Maternal Visions, Racial Seeing: Theories of the Photographic in Barthes' Camera Lucida2. Commemorating Whiteness: The Ghost of Diana in the U.S. Popular Press3. Beloved Therapies: Oprah and the Hollywood Production of Maternal Horror4. Prodigal (Non)Citizens: Teen Pregnancy and Public Health at the Border5. Breeding Patriotism: The Widows of 9/11 and the Primetime Wombs of National MemoryConclusion: Vivid DefacementsAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex
Series Title: Critical American studies series; Critical American studies series.
Responsibility: Ruby C. Tapia.

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