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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 (M)other Love: Constructing Queer Families in Girl Walking Backwards and Obsession
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Intrinsic to constraining and self-regulating discourses of motherhood is the child, and specifically, the expectations concerning mother-child relationships: these relationships have long been a subject of enquiry from different disciplinary perspectives. In this paper, Mallan focuses principally on the mother-daughter relationships, and to a lesser extent, the father-daughter-relationships in two young adult novels: Girl Walking Backwards by Bett Williams (1998) and Obsession by Julia Lawrinson (2001).
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