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This collection has an engaging, lively introduction co-authored by the three editors that manages to address both film studies specialists and non-specialists in its analysis of why representations of the maternal in U.S. films should concern us and precisely what the collection tells us about those representations. Femspec
This intriguing book collects sharp essays, by key scholars in film studies, questioning the maternal image in American cinema from the early 1900s to the present Illustrated with more than 20 well-chosen images, this book belongs in every serious collection of feminist film criticism. CHOICE
This collection focuses on Hollywood s portrayal of motherhood in a clear, coherent fashion and addresses a variety of subtopics, including the mother-to-be, the single mother, the aging mother, the transsexual mother, and the mother in various genres. Lucy Fischer, author of Designing Women: Cinema, Art Deco, and the Female Form"
"This collection has an engaging, lively introduction co-authored by the three editors that manages to address both film studies specialists and non-specialists in its analysis of why representations of the maternal in U.S. films should concern us and precisely what the collection tells us about those representations." -- Femspec
As celebrities sporting "baby bumps," politicians, Olympic athletes, and talk show guests, mothers are ubiquitous throughout U.S. media and popular culture. Like lightning rods, these high-profile mothers attract accolades and judgments associated with ideals of female sexuality, gender roles, and constructions of contemporary families. Motherhood Misconceived explores this widespread cultural fascination with motherhood through analyses of mothers in contemporary U.S. film, including both mainstream and independent cinematic representations. The contributors draw on a variety of critical approaches to consider the spectacle of pregnancy; mother-daughter relationships; mothers as predators, narcissists, and absent victims; and the ways in which cultural anxieties are displaced and projected onto marginalized mothers in films such as Fargo; Transamerica; Gas, Food, Lodging; Ordinary People; and Scream. Ideal for women's studies or film studies classes, Motherhood Misconceived will help students contextualize current debates about motherhood as they play out in popular and independent film.
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Descripción State Univ of New York Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX1438428111
Descripción State Univ of New York Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Condición: Brand New. 288 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. del artículo: zk1438428111