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From Klein to Winnicott A New Miseenscène for Mother 7
The Uneasy Search for Alternatives 33
Kristevas DeathBearing Mother 53
Postscript 79
Notes 81
Works Cited 91
Index 97


Explores the cultural history of what underlies popular conceptions of "proper" mothering

Janice Doane is Associate Professor of English at St. Mary's College.

Devon Hodges is Professor of English and American Studies at George Mason University. They are authors of Nostalgia and Sexual Difference: The Resistance to Contemporary Feminism.