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Mediated Moms : Contemporary Challenges to the Motherhood Myth (Paperback)

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Through 13 essays, communication scholars from the US suggest that maternal images in contemporary media are shifting from the dichotomy of good/bad mother to broader portrayals. They discuss depictions of mothers who drink alcohol on Anderson Cooper's show and mommy blogs and books; Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Dara-Lynn Weiss' The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, a Diet; the Facebook page Sanctimommy that makes fun of intensive mothering; portrayals of mothers on Dance Moms, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Homeland, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 16 & Pregnant, and The Killing; the portrayal of Renee Davis' mental illness in John Caouette's documentaries Tarnation and Walk Away Renee; news reports about Patricia Krentcil, a woman arrested for child endangerment after bringing her daughter to a tanning booth; and the film Mammoth. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2015
TCIN: 50533013
UPC: 9781433131660
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-0627
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