Motherhood and representation: the mother in popular culture and melodrama

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Routledge, Jun 5, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 250 pages

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Kaplan undertakes an enormous task of studying mother-representations in film and literature, using historical and psychoanalytic discourses. Fueled in part by her experience as a single mother and ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
3 THE PSYCHOANALYTIC SPHERE
27
Motherhood and fictional representation
57
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E. Ann Kaplan is Professor of English and the first Director of the Humanities Institute, State University of New York, Stony Brook. She is also a widely published author.