TV representations of mothers

Feasey, R (2020) 'TV representations of mothers.' In: Ross, K, ed. The international encyclopedia of gender, media, and communication. Wiley, London. ISBN 9781119429104

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This entry provides an introduction to the topic of motherhood and the media, taking notions of the “good” mother and the ideology of intensive mothering in the pronatalist period as its starting point, looking to the ways in which romanticized images of selfless and serene maternal figures are exploited and debunked in the contemporary entertainment marketplace in general, and the television sitcom in particular.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: “good enough” mother, “good” mother, media, motherhood, representations, sitcom
Divisions: School of Creative Industries
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 13:21
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 16:01
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