Imagining Motherhood in Contemporary Irish and Caribbean Literature Hardback
Part of the New Caribbean Studies series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, XII, 256 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 09/08/2016
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781137602701
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