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Mama's gun : black maternal figures and the politics of transgression / Marlo D. David.

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Subject: African American mothers in literature.
African American women in motion pictures.
Motherhood > Political aspects.
Motherhood > Social aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780814274262
  • ISBN: 0814274269
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 217 pages)
  • Publisher: Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "I got self, pencil and notebook": literacy as maternal desire in Sapphire's PUSH -- The Blues Mama in Suzan-Lori Parks's neo-segregation novel Getting mother's body -- Toward a new Amerykah: the maternal "freakquencies" of Erykah Badu as mothership -- "To live and reproduce, not to die": surrogacy and maternal agency in Octavia Butler's Dawn -- Madea's Big happy family: Tyler Perry and the politics and performance of Big Mama drag -- Transgressive black maternal figures and the future of black feminist cultural studies.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 14, 2017).
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