That Pale Mother Rising

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

5 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$27.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


"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

Product details

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

Table of contents

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 Index
show more

Rating details

1 ratings
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X