Weird Lullabies: Mothers and Daughters in Contemporary Film

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This book focuses on the mother-daughter relationship as it features in a number of films from the 1990s onwards. Bringing the insights of psychoanlysis to bear on a range of representations of the mother-daughter dynamic it addresses questions related to the historical and cultural conditions which go to inform the female experience. The films that go to make up this study all share a central concern with both the literal and symbolic forms that the mother-daughter relationship encompasses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages225
ISBN (Print)978-3-03911-839-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • mother-daughter, cinema, psychoanlysis, feminism

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