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The Resource American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal, Ruby C. Tapia

American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal, Ruby C. Tapia

Label
American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal
Title
American pietàs
Title remainder
visions of race, death, and the maternal
Statement of responsibility
Ruby C. Tapia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In American Pietàs, Ruby C. Tapia reveals how visual representations of racialized motherhood shape and reflect national citizenship. By means of a sustained engagement with Roland Barthes's suturing of race, death, and the maternal in Camera Lucida, Tapia contends that the contradictory essence of the photograph is both as a signifier of death and a guarantor of resurrection. Tapia explores the implications of this argument for racialized productions of death and the maternal in the context of specific cultural moments: the commemoration of Princess Diana in U.S. magazines; the intertext of Toni Morrison's and Hollywood's Beloved; the social and cultural death in teen pregnancy, imaged and regulated in California's Partnership for Responsible Parenting campaigns; and popular constructions of the "Widows of 9/11" in print and televisual journalism. Taken together, these various visual media texts function in American Pietàs as cultural artifacts and as visual nodes in a larger network of racialized productions of maternal bodies in contexts of national death and remembering. To engage this network is to ask how and toward what end the racial project of the nation imbues some maternal bodies with resurrecting power and leaves others for dead. In the spaces between these different maternities, says Tapia, U.S. citizen-subjects are born--and reborn. --- Product Description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tapia, Ruby C
Dewey number
306.874/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.T37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical American studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motherhood in popular culture
  • Death in popular culture
  • Ethnicity
  • Pietà
  • Mothers in art
  • Death in art
  • Race in art
Label
American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal, Ruby C. Tapia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Maternal Visions, Racial Seeing: Theories of the Photographic in Barthes's Camera Lucida -- 2.Commemorating Whiteness: The Ghost of Diana in the U.S. Popular Press -- 3.Beloved Therapies: Oprah and the Hollywood Production of Maternal Horror -- 4.Prodigal (Non)Citizens: Teen Pregnancy and Public Health at the Border -- 5.Breeding Patriotism: The Widows of 9/11 and the Prime-time Wombs of National Memory
Control code
687675946
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780816653102
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)̀
Lccn
2011001281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3589859
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)687675946
Label
American pietàs : visions of race, death, and the maternal, Ruby C. Tapia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Maternal Visions, Racial Seeing: Theories of the Photographic in Barthes's Camera Lucida -- 2.Commemorating Whiteness: The Ghost of Diana in the U.S. Popular Press -- 3.Beloved Therapies: Oprah and the Hollywood Production of Maternal Horror -- 4.Prodigal (Non)Citizens: Teen Pregnancy and Public Health at the Border -- 5.Breeding Patriotism: The Widows of 9/11 and the Prime-time Wombs of National Memory
Control code
687675946
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780816653102
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)̀
Lccn
2011001281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3589859
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)687675946

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