Lives Together/worlds Apart
Mothers and Daughters in Popular CultureeBook - 1992
In the 1940s film Now, Voyager, Bette Davis plays a daughter struggling against her mother's stifling repression. Nearly 50 years later, in the Hollywood saga Postcards from the Edge, Shirley MacLaine, as a neglectful and bossy mother, inflicts untold psychological pain on her daughter. These dramas of conflict and the ambivalent struggle for separation have been central to popular images of mothers and daughters in the last half-century in the USA. This study challenges these dichotomies and proposes an innovative and multilayered understanding of the cultural construction of the mother/daughter relationship.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 Wa
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages) : illustrations