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The politics of motherhood : British writing and culture, 1680-1760

Author: Toni Bowers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through detailed examination of a wide variety of novels, plays, sermons, songs, popular engravings, portraiture, and propaganda from the period, Toni Bowers examines the eighteenth-century struggle  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Anne, reine de Grande-Bretagne; Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Bowers
ISBN: 9780521551748 0521551749 9780521020336 0521020336
OCLC Number: 36430180
Description: xvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Historicizing motherhood --
pt. 1. Royal Motherhood: Queen Anne and the Politics of Maternal Representation. "The teeming Princess of Denmark": Anne as mother, 1684-1700. "Thy nursing mother": symbolic maternity and royal authority at the Coronation of Queen Anne. Symbolic maternity and practical politics in Queen Anne's England --
pt. 2. Monstrous Motherhood: Violence, Difference, and the Subversion of Maternal Ideals. "Unnatural" motherhood in two novels by Daniel Defoe. Dreams of maternal autonomy: scandalous motherhood in three tales by Eliza Haywood. Maternal failure and socioeconomic difference: The Unnatural Mother --
pt. 3. Domestic Motherhood: Constraint, Complicity, and the Failure of Maternal Authority. Female virtue and maternal authority in Pamela, Part 2. Maternal virtue and maternal failure in Clarissa --
Conclusion: Going public: the case of Lady Sarah Pennington --
Appendix: Epilogue to Philips, The Distrest Mother.
Responsibility: Toni Bowers.
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