That Pale Mother Rising

That Pale Mother Rising : Sentimental Discourses and the Imitation of Motherhood in Nineteenth Century America

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"That Pale Mother Rising" concerns the persistence of essentialized motherhood in the midst of the postmodern, linking nineteenth-century sentimentalism to the American founders' understanding of the democratic social body. Using slave narratives and texts of canonical male writers not conventionally aligned with sentimentalism, Cherniavsky explores how essential motherhood paradoxically resolves into oppositional imitation.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 16mm | 399.16g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253313430
  • 9780253313430

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PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 1. The Limits of Liberal Discourse: Non/White Women of the Republic 2. Charlotte TempleOs Remains 3. Revivification and Utopian Time: Poe versus Stowe 4. Stange Coincidence: Disavowal and History in Hawthorne and Cummins 5. Your Mother Is Here: Harriet Jacobs and the Decommodification of Motherhood Postscript: Postmodern Subjectivity and Virtual Motherhood Notes Works Cited Indexshow more

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