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What is Theatre?

(Re)Constructing Maternal Performance in Twentieth-Century American Drama

Authors: McDaniel, L. Bailey

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Looking at a century of American theatre, McDaniel investigates how race-based notions of maternal performance become sites of resistance to cultural and political hierarchies. This book considers how the construction of mothering as universally women's work obscures additional, equally constructed subdivisions based in race and class.

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L. Bailey McDaniel is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Oakland University, USA.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother? Race, Sex, Class, and Essential Maternity

    McDaniel, L. Bailey

    Pages 1-15

  • New Woman (Re)Production in Rachel Crothers’ Alternative Maternities

    McDaniel, L. Bailey

    Pages 17-51

  • Ethnic Anxieties, Postwar Angst, and Maternal Bodies in Philip Kan Gotanda’s The Wash

    McDaniel, L. Bailey

    Pages 53-91

  • Race and the Domestic Threat: Sexing the Mammy in Tony Kushner, Alfred Uhry, and Cheryl West

    McDaniel, L. Bailey

    Pages 93-119

  • Queering the Domestic Diaspora, Enduring Borderlands: Cherríe Moraga’s Familia de la Frontera

    McDaniel, L. Bailey

    Pages 121-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Re)Constructing Maternal Performance in Twentieth-Century American Drama
Authors
Series Title
What is Theatre?
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29957-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137299574
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29956-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45282-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 227
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