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From the Persona to the Political

Un libro in lingua di O'Reilly Andrea (EDT) Bizzini Silvia Caporale (EDT) edito da Susquehanna Univ Pr, 2009

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Scholars of literature and the social sciences look beyond the experience paradigm of motherhood to motherhood as an intellectual and political practice and institution. Understanding motherhood as both a cultural and personal construction, they argue, requires a profound rethinking of connections between self and world, experience and ideology. Their topics include the validation stories of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances, maternal subjectivities in midlife transition from a heterosexual to a lesbian identity, motherhood and slavehood in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and a Kristevan reading of Anne Enright's memoir Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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