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Title Mediating moms [electronic resource] : mothers in popular culture / edited by Elizabeth Podnieks.

Imprint Montréal, QC : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 421 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Popular culture's maternal embrace / Elizabeth Podnieks -- Mommy nearest: TV for preschoolers and the search for the good enough (working) mother / Stephanie Wardrop -- "Won't somebody think of the children?": The nineties subversion of the animated mother / Jo Johnson -- Real(ity) TV practices of surveillance: evaluating mothers in Supernanny and Crash test mommy / Fiona Joy Green -- "The bump is back": celebrity moms, entertainment journalism, and the "media mother police" / Elizabeth Podnieks -- Are you a politician or a mother? / Jennifer Bell -- Motherhood, murder, and the media: Joanne Hayes and the Kerry babies case / Nicola Goc -- "Shit and string beans," boredom and babies: bad mothers in popular women's fiction since 1968 / Imelda Whelehan -- Mothering across generations: L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables at 100 / Irene Gammel -- "You have to take it and own it": Yo' Mama magazine as a space of refusal for teenage mothers / Beth O'Connor -- Mediating risky motherhood: a discursive analysis of offline and online responses to the oldest British mother-to-be / Maud Perrier -- And now, the breast of the story: realistic portrayals of breastfeeding in contemporary television / Kathryn Pallister -- Watch them suffer, watch them die: depictions of African mothers and motherhood in famine footage and in Fernando Meirelles's The constant gardener / H. Louise Davis -- The reality of TV labour: Birth stories / Dominique Russell -- Mothering in the middle and self-care: just one more thing to do / Debra Langan -- S/Kin of virtual mothers: loss and mourning on a Korean birthmothers' website / Hosu Kim -- Fostering the passive maternal experience: language and prescription in the What to expect series of maternity literature / Sally Mennill -- Motherhood, prime-time TV, and Grey's anatomy / Latham Hunter -- Tom vs. Brooke: or postpartum depression as bad mothering in popular culture / Jocelyn Fenton Stitt -- Other mothers: looking at maternal desire in The l word / Lenora Perry-Jamaniego -- Coming to terms: ethics, motherhood, and the cultural science fiction of the gene / Stuart J. Murray.
Summary A collection of essays showcasing intersections of mothering, the media and popular culture.
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Subject Motherhood in popular culture.
Motherhood -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Podnieks, Elizabeth.
Other Form: Print version: Podnieks, Elizabeth Mediating Moms : Mothers in Popular Culture Montreal : MQUP,c2014 9780773539792
ISBN 9780773586888 (electronic bk.)
0773586881 (electronic bk.)