Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Culture

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Price
$66.00
Publisher
Praeger
Publish Date
Pages
252
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780313375309

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About the Author

Ann C. Hall is professor of English at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH.

Mardia J. Bishop is in the Communication Department at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
Reviews

"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. Topics include enduring moral tropes of motherhood in television; the absence of mothers and the erasure of agency in Disney portrayals of princesses; the marginalization of mothers in Cuban American pop culture; the portrayal of mother-as-monster; motherhood and violence in the films of Quentin Tarantino; class and teenage pregnancies in American culture; deployed motherhood in the political campaigns of Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin; post-pregnancy plastic surgery as cultural symbol; changing perceptions of adoption in American history; the consumer culture of motherhood on the Internet; and types, stereotypes, and counter-types of the Jewish mother in American culture." --Reference & Research Book News

"Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." --Choice