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Amber Jacobs

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 10: On Maternal Listening: Experiments in Sound and the Mother-Daughter Relation in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce

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On Maternal Listening: Experiments in Sound and the Mother-Daughter Relation in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce
On maternal listening: Experiments in sound and the mother-daughter relation in Todd Haynes' mildred Pierce
AmberJacobs

The issues that I tackle in this chapter turn around the question of theorizing and representing alternative spaces and modes of exchange and mediation between mother and daughter that are not reducible to Oedipal models. My underlying project is for psychoanalysis to function in a different way for feminism – a way that would finally move on from its persistent focus on identifying the symptoms surrounding the mother and the daughter and their exclusion from the symbolic order – a way that could move on from repeatedly producing litanies of pathologies associated with needing the mother, ...

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