Lost Mothers: The

Lost Mothers: The "Othering" of Mothers on the TV Show Lost Femspec Issue 12.2, 2012

by Kryn Freehling-Burton

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This article from the Motherhood issue of Femspec explores how the science fiction (SF) television show Lost presents a rich playground for a feminist examination of female characters and particularly those who are or become mothers during the series. Feminist theory reminds us that our understandings of gender, race, sexualities, ability, class, etc. are socially constructed, bound up within a specific time and place. Awareness of this construction allows viewers to simultaneously enjoy and critique a show’s plots and characters on a variety of levels. Our expectations of gender and motherhood/mothering are created and reflected by this popular culture media.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046483451
Publisher: Femspec Journal
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Series: Femspec Articles
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 154 KB

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