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

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

by Eva Cherniavsky
     
 

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"In this physically small but conceptually rich volume, Cherniavsky begins by situating the notion of essentialized motherhood within the constitution of modern bourgeois subjectivity and, more specifically, of a rational democratic social order in early national America." —American Literature

"... an admirable contribution to the current debates over the

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"In this physically small but conceptually rich volume, Cherniavsky begins by situating the notion of essentialized motherhood within the constitution of modern bourgeois subjectivity and, more specifically, of a rational democratic social order in early national America." —American Literature

"... an admirable contribution to the current debates over the meaning and implications of motherhood in contemporary culture." —UCG Women’s Studies Centre Review

"With its wide range of reference and use of sophisticated critical paradigms, this book is a demanding study that will be of special interest to readers concerned with 19th century American fiction and current debates surrounding the maternal." —Studies on Women Abstracts

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.

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Jorgenson (music, Northeast Missouri State U.) reveals the legacy of the singer and Bach scholar who cataloged all of Bach's known works and collected many original manuscripts and authentic copies of the composer's work. He details his stage career, his founding of the Munich Tonal Academy, and his place in the 19th-century Bach movement, and provides background material on the many opera houses where Hauser worked. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253209344
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

EVA CHERNIAVSKY is Assistant Professor of English and adjunct faculty in Women's Studies at Indiana University. Her articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Genders, and Discovering Difference: Contemporary Essays in American Culture.

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