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- DescriptionThis book focuses on the mother-daughter relationship as it features in a number of films from the 1990s onwards. Bringing the insights of psychoanalysis and feminism to bear on a diverse and compelling range of representations of the mother-daughter dynamic, the author addresses a range of questions relating to the social, historical and cultural conditions which go to inform the female experience. These include, in relation to Dolores Claiborne, Heavenly Creatures and The Others, an exploration of different forms of familial violence and resistance to it and in One True Thing, Stepmom and Pieces of April, questions about the construction of the ideal mother and her loss. From ThePia s engagement with French feminism and Losing Chase s reworking of the life and work of Virginia Woolf to the depiction of cross-racial relationships during apartheid in Friends, the films that go to make up this study all share a central concern with both the literal and symbolic forms that the mother-daughter relationship encompasses.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Betty Jay is a lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she teaches contemporary and women's writing as well as courses in literature and masculinity.
- Author(s)Betty Jay
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/10/2008
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Weight330 g
- Width220 mm
- Height150 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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