Motherhood, Maternal Representation and Popular Culture

Kim Akass

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My aim in this keynote lecture is to look at HBO series as examples of how women are regarded within popular culture arguing that there is a direct link between the way patriarchy views motherhood and that this inevitably leads to women’s oppression. Ultimately, whether maternal or not, women are inextricably tied to their biological function in our society and it is this link to biology and reproduction that is at the heart of women’s economic and ideological oppression.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 2017
EventWomen and Popular Culture(s) in The Anglophone Worlds: 1945-2015 - Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
Duration: 4 May 20175 May 2017


ConferenceWomen and Popular Culture(s) in The Anglophone Worlds: 1945-2015
CityLa Rochelle


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