Mama's Boy

Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American Culture

Authors: van den Oever, Roel

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About this book

A study of the cultural representation of 'Momism' and its attendant homophobia in post-war American literature and culture.

About the authors

Roel van den Oever is an Assistant Professor in the department of English/American Studies, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Reviews

"This book is a brilliant meditation on homophobia, misogyny, narrative, and their interrelations in cold-war American culture." - Henry Abelove, F.O. Matthiessen Visiting Professor of Gender and Sexuality, Harvard University

"This highly readable book offers an excellent recapitulaton of an American nightmare. The McCarthy era institutionalised a harsh oppression of gay people. Social paranoia translated into cultural repression. Van den Oever shows in his amazing analyses of well-chosen novels and the Hitchcock-movie Psycho how sexual paranoia pervaded American culture until the sixties. His interpretations are original, compelling, and totally convincing. An amazing piece of work." - Maaike Meijer, professor of Gender Studies, Maastricht University


Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mama's Boy
Book Subtitle
Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American Culture
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29508-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137295088
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27405-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 209
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