Mothers on American television: From here to maternity

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Mothers on American television takes an in-depth look at how motherhood is represented on some of the most popular television series produced this century. Adopting a feminist, Marxist, cultural studies and psychoanalytical approach, the book offers a history of the positioning of mothers within American society. It provides detailed analysis of The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Handmaid's Tale and more, while reflecting on the newspaper 'mommy wars', employment patterns and alternative views of motherhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages194
ISBN (Electronic)9781526169419
ISBN (Print)9781526169402
StatePublished - Sep 26 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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