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The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction—Explaining and Exploring the Dead or Absent Mother
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    Chapter 2 The Lady Vanishes: The Rise of the Spectral Mother
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    Chapter 3 Saintly Protection: The Postmortem ‘Mothers’ of Medieval Hagiography
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    Chapter 4 ‘Be War Be My Wo’: Gaynour and Her Mother in The Awntyrs off Arthure
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    Chapter 5 Dead Mothers and Absent Stepmothers in Slovak and Romani Fairy Tales
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    Chapter 6 ‘A dumme thynge’: The Posthumous Voice as Rhetoric in the Mothers’ Legacies of Dorothy Leigh and Elizabeth Joscelin
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    Chapter 7 ‘Born in a tempest when my mother died’: Shakespeare’s Motherless Daughters
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    Chapter 8 Ophelia’s Mother: The Phantom of Maternity in Shakespeare’s Hamlet
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    Chapter 9 Missing Mothers on the Page and Stage: Hamlet and Henry V
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    Chapter 10 A Side of Family, Hold the Mother: Dare Wright and Her Fictive Kin in the Lonely Doll Series
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    Chapter 11 Dead, But Not Gone: Mother and Othermother in Holly Black and Ted Naifeh’s The Good Neighbors
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    Chapter 12 Victims and Villains: The Legacy of Mother Blame in Violent-Eye American Literature
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    Chapter 13 Symbolic Matricide Gone Awry: On Absent and—Maybe Even Worse—Present Mothers in Horror Movies
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    Chapter 14 Television and the Absent Mother: Why Girls and Young Women Struggle to Find the Maternal Role
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    Chapter 15 Marginalizing Motherhood: Postfeminist Fathers and Dead Mothers in Animated Film
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The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-49037-3
978-3-31-949037-3, 978-3-31-949036-6

Berit Åström

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Unknown 3 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 33%
Researcher 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 1 33%
Social Sciences 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%