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Title Mother-texts : narratives and counter-narratives / edited by Marie Porter and Julie Kelso.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010.

Subject Motherhood.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Feminist theory.
Alt Name Porter, Marie, 1938-
Kelso, Julie, 1970-
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 339 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Lost children and imaginary mothers in Sonya Hartnett's Of a boy / Vivienne Muller -- Embroidering the tale : reading Luce Irigaray reading Snow White / Wendy Green -- Psychoanalysing motherhood as transience in Okamoto Kanoko's Sushi / Kyoko Taniguchi -- Origination and the holy mark of the motherless body : Pilate's absent navel in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon / Julie Kelso -- Finnish women's autobiographies : responses to the call for nationalist agency / Ritva Nätkin -- Writing Daughter : writing mother / Deborah Jordan -- Mothers in the ancient Indian pantheon : diverse representations of goddesses in the Ṛgveda / Victoria Grace -- The presentation of motherhood in the Law code of Manu / Tamara Ditrich -- Media portrayals of motherhood in parenting magazines in contemporary Japan / Tomoko Shimoda -- Sex in the seventies : 1970s maternal advice manuals on breastfeeding / Alison Bartlett -- "The only really worthwhile role for women"? : monitoring media representations of fertility and motherhood in pronatalist Australia / Marilyn Anderson -- Narratives about work from early mothering talk / Lisa Raith -- Becoming a mother : narratives of homeless young mothers and wellbeing / Deborah Keys -- Prenatal expectations : effects on the experiences of motherhood and the mothering role / Tammy Rendina and Pranee Liamputtong -- Detecting the less than perfect : how amniocentesis is changing attitudes to mothering a child with a disability / Fiona Place -- With love : a celebratory counter narrative of (dis?)-ability / Marie Porter -- Listening for, and to, the voices in a mother's story : using the "listening guide" in narrative research / Eleanor Milligan and Jenny Jones.
Summary Every day, human beings tell and are told stories, sometimes in obvious ways, sometimes not. Most of our communication with each other, direct or indirect, involves narrative production and reception. Narrative is constitutive of human being. However, whose narratives are heard? Feminists argue that the relations between language, knowledge, gender and power, particularly the question as to whether man-made and controlled language is a material fit to receive and convey woman's stories, are ...
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781443823456 (electronic bk.)
1443823457 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613141323
OCLC # 826659871
Additional Format Print version: Mother-texts. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010 9781443823326 (DLC) 2011379029 (OCoLC)650439288

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