By Ruby C. Tapia
Tapia explores the consequences of this argument for racialized productions of demise and the maternal within the context of particular cultural moments: the commemoration of Princess Diana in U.S. magazines; the intertext of Toni Morrison’s and Hollywood’s Beloved; the social and cultural demise in teenager being pregnant, imaged and controlled in California’s Partnership for liable Parenting campaigns; and well known buildings of the “Widows of 11th of September” in print and televisual journalism.
Taken jointly, those a variety of visible media texts functionality in American Pietàs as cultural artifacts and as visible nodes in a bigger community of racialized productions of maternal our bodies in contexts of nationwide demise and remembering. to interact this community is to invite how and towards what finish the racial venture of the country imbues a few maternal our bodies with resurrecting strength and leaves others for lifeless. within the areas among those diversified maternities, says Tapia, U.S. citizen-subjects are born—and reborn.
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