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Subject: Dispelling the Myth of Family and Maternalism -- On Views of Family and Maternity in Amy Yamada's Novels
Author: ZHANG Jie;XIAO Xia
Keyword: Amy Yamada, family, maternity, mother-child relationship
Newspapers published: Journal of China Women's University
Issue No. original: 2014(3)
Amy Yamada's novels,which are full of rebellion against modern society,explore the non-kindred family,conjugal relations without love,and the possibility of new mother-child relationships.In her two novels,Trash and Jesse's Spine,Yamada shows relations between the two sexes based on love will necessarily fracture.On the basis of denying traditional responsibilities such as housework and having children are the entire embodiments of value for women,she subverts the possibility of the kindred family bonded by mother-child relationships,and strongly criticizes the idea of having children as maternal.By comparing the modern woman writer's families and the depiction of maternity,the paper studies Amy Yamada's views of family and maternity,surveying and commenting on them.
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