(M)Othering the nation: constructing and resisting national allegories through the maternal body

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Cambridge Scholars, Dec 15, 2008 - Literary Collections - 234 pages
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Examines ways in which the representation of motherhood as national allegory has constricted women's social, economic, and political roles in different geographic and historical contexts. This title also shows how this cultural use of the mother-figure can provide alternative models of women's lives as mothers and non-mothers.

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Contents

Motherhood and Nationalism
4
Saving the Motherland?
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Britomart and the Birth of the British Empire in Edmund Spensers
12
Copyright

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