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By Elizabeth Podnieks,Andrea O'Reilly

ISBN-10: 155458180X

ISBN-13: 9781554581801

Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts specializes in moms as topics and as writers who produce auto/biography, fiction, and poetry approximately maternity. foreign members study the mum with no baby, with baby, and in her a number of identities as grandmother, mom, and daughter.

the gathering examines how authors use textual areas to just accept, negotiate, withstand, or problem conventional conceptions of mothering and maternal roles, and the way those texts provide substitute practices and visions for moms. additional, it illuminates how textual representations either mirror and support to outline or (re)shape the realities of ladies and households via reading how mothering and being a mom are political, own, and artistic narratives unfolding inside either the pages of a e-book and the areas of a existence. the diversity of chapters maps a shift from the daughter-centric tales that experience ruled the maternal culture to the matrilineal and matrifocal views that experience emerged over the past few a long time because the mother’s voice moved from silence to speech.

individuals make aesthetic, cultural, and political claims and opinions approximately mothering and motherhood, illuminating in new and various methods how authors and the protagonists of the texts “read” their very own maternal identities in addition to the maternal scripts in their households, cultures, and international locations of their quest for self-knowledge, service provider, and creative expression.

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