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Imagining motherhood in contemporary Irish and Caribbean literature /

Abigail L. Palko.
Main Creator: Palko, Abigail L., author.
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."--
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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)
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