Princeton University Library Catalog

Imagining motherhood in contemporary Irish and Caribbean literature / Abigail L. Palko.

Author:
Palko, Abigail L. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xii, 256 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
New Caribbean studies. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-247) and index.
Subject(s):
Motherhood in literature [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781137602701 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 1137602708 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016942678
OCLC:
945949211
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