Contemporary Challenges to the Motherhood Myth
7. “It Is What It Is”: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s “Mama” June Shannon as Unruly Mother
By SHARON R. MAZZARELLA
Cross-cut by race, class, and sexuality (and, importantly, marital status), interwoven with changing psychological and biological theories and fantasies, tied up with nation-building and citizenship claims, images of motherhood remain both template and signpost upon which we project our desires for kinship and care and our most vexed understandings of womanhood and femininity.
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