The Resource Lives together/worlds apart : mothers and daughters in popular culture, Suzanna Danuta Walters

Lives together/worlds apart : mothers and daughters in popular culture, Suzanna Danuta Walters

Label
Lives together/worlds apart : mothers and daughters in popular culture
Title
Lives together/worlds apart
Title remainder
mothers and daughters in popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Suzanna Danuta Walters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1940s film Now, Voyager, Bette Davis plays a daughter struggling against her mother's stifling repression. Nearly fifty years later, in the Hollywood saga Postcards from the Edge, Shirley MacLaine, as a neglectful and bossy mother, inflicts untold psychological pain on her daughter, played by Meryl Streep. These dramas of conflict and the ambivalent struggle for separation have been central to popular images of mothers and daughters in the last half-century in the U.S. Walters boldly challenges these dichotomies and proposes an innovative and multilayered understanding of the cultural construction of the mother/daughter relationship. In a discussion of popular media ranging from themes of maternal martyrdom to maternal malevolence, Walters shows that since World War II, mainstream culture has generally represented the mother/daughter relationship as one of never-ending conflict and thus promoted an "ideology of separation" as necessary to the daughter's emancipation and maturity. This ideological move is placed in a social context of the anti-woman backlash of the early post-war period and the renewed anti-feminism of the Reagan and Bush years. Walters uses exceptions to mainstream imagery-films such as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, television shows like "Maude," novels like The Joy Luck Club-to offer evidence of alternative traditions and paradigms. Timely and vividly argued, Lives Together/Worlds Apart makes a brilliant contribution to discussions of popular culture and feminism
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walters, Suzanna Danuta
Dewey number
306.874/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.W332 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women in popular culture
  • Mothers and daughters
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women in popular culture
  • United States
Label
Lives together/worlds apart : mothers and daughters in popular culture, Suzanna Danuta Walters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 277-279
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sacrament of Separation / The Penance of Affiliation: On the Subject of Mothers and Daughters -- From Sacrificial Stella to Maladjusted Mildred : De(class)ifying Mothers and Daughters -- Father Knows Best about the Woman Question: Familial Harmony and Feminine Containment -- The Turning Point: Mothers and Daughters at the Birth of Second-Wave Feminism -- Terms of Enmeshment: Feminist Discourses of Mothers and Daughters -- Parting Glances: Feminist Images of Mothers and Daughters -- Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Fatal Retractions in the Backlash Eighties -- Beyond Separation: Located Lives and Situated Tales
Control code
45728060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520915039
Lccn
91032331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45728060
Label
Lives together/worlds apart : mothers and daughters in popular culture, Suzanna Danuta Walters
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 277-279
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sacrament of Separation / The Penance of Affiliation: On the Subject of Mothers and Daughters -- From Sacrificial Stella to Maladjusted Mildred : De(class)ifying Mothers and Daughters -- Father Knows Best about the Woman Question: Familial Harmony and Feminine Containment -- The Turning Point: Mothers and Daughters at the Birth of Second-Wave Feminism -- Terms of Enmeshment: Feminist Discourses of Mothers and Daughters -- Parting Glances: Feminist Images of Mothers and Daughters -- Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Fatal Retractions in the Backlash Eighties -- Beyond Separation: Located Lives and Situated Tales
Control code
45728060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520915039
Lccn
91032331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45728060

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