Maternity in the Post-Apocalypse: Novelistic Re-Visions of Dystopian Motherhood (Hardcover)

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Maternity in the Post-Apocalypse: Novelistic Re-Visions of Dystopian Motherhood (Hardcover)

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Maternity in the Post-Apocalypse: Novelistic Revisions of Dystopian Motherhood deconstructs the ways in which women novelists have reconceived the post-apocalyptic genre in recent decades through narratives centered on heroic maternal characters. These writers have placed midwives, pregnant women, and mothers at the forefront of their novels, transforming them from the hapless victims of male oppressors to protagonists who are instrumental in transforming the post-apocalyptic social landscape from one that attempts to reconstruct a patriarchal past to one that safeguards, validates, and even lauds maternity as a form of empowerment. In a novelistic future devastated landscape in which human civilizations are shattered and waver at the brink of extinction, women who embody facets of maternity are taking the reins of rebuilding human societies by overturning patriarchal assumptions of femininity, reclaiming intersectional autonomy, and (re)visioning the possibilities for a declining anthropocene.
Renae Mitchell is an instructor at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos.
Product Details ISBN: 9781793605559
ISBN-10: 1793605556
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2021
Pages: 162
Language: English