Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Media Depictions of Wives and Mothers
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Despite years of propaganda attempting to convince us otherwise, popular media is beginning to catch on to the idea that the home is one of the most dangerous and difficult places for a woman to be. This book examines emergent trends in popular media, which increasingly takes on the realities of domestic violence, toxic home lives and the impossibility of having it all. While many narratives still fall back on outmoded and limiting narratives about gender--the pursuit of romance, children, and a life dedicated to the domestic--this book makes the case that some texts introduce complexity and a challenge to the status quo, pointing us toward a feminist future in which women's voices and concerns are amplified and respected.
McFarland & Company, 9781476671987, 232pp.
Publication Date: December 26, 2019
About the Author
Sara Hosey is an associate professor of English and women and gender studies at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. Her scholarly work has appeared in publications including the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Feminist Formations and Feminist Teacher.
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