Imagining motherhood in contemporary Irish and Caribbean literature /
Abigail L. Palko.
|Summary:||"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."-- |
|Published / Created:||
New York :
|Series:||New Caribbean studies.
|Notes:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-247) and index. |
Physical description: xii, 256 pages ; 22 cm.
|ISBN:||9781137602701 (hardcover : alk. paper)|
1137602708 (hardcover : alk. paper)