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Imagining Motherhood in Contemporary Irish and Caribbean Literature, Hardback Book

Imagining Motherhood in Contemporary Irish and Caribbean Literature Hardback

Part of the New Caribbean Studies series

Description

Imagining Motherhood in Contemporary Irish and Caribbean Literature undertakes a comparative transnational reading to develop more expansive literary models of good mothering.

Abigail L. Palko argues that Irish and Caribbean literary representations of non-normative mothering practices do not reflect transgressive or dangerous mothering but are rather cultural negotiations of the definition of a good mother.

This original book demonstrates the sustained commitment to countering the dominant ideologies of maternal self-sacrifice foundational to both Irish and Caribbean nationalist rhetoric, offering instead the possibility of integrating maternal agency into an effective model of female citizenship.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, XII, 256 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781137602701

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