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Motherhood and Representation

Feminism, Psychoanalysis and the Material American Melodrama

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Motherhood and Representation by E.Ann Kaplan
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From novels of the nineteenth century to films of the 1990s, American culture, abounds with images of white, middle-class mothers. In Motherhood and Representation , E. Ann Kaplan considers how the mother appears in three related spheres: the historical, in which she charts changing representations of the mother from 1830 to the postmodernist present; the psychoanalytic, which discusses theories of the mother from Freud to Lacan and the French Feminists; and the mother as she is figured in cultural representations: in literary and film texts such as East Lynne, Marnie and The Handmaid's Tale . Kaplan's analysis identifies two dominant Western paradigms of the mother as Angel' and Witch', evident in nineteenth century women's writing and twentieth century women's film'. Charting the contesting and often contradictory discourses of the mother in present-day America, she argues that modern reproductive technologies have created dramatic changes in the representation of the mother figure.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 1992
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
32 b&w photographs
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
268
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9780415011273
Product ID
1677979

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