Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Finnegan, N
2001
October
Modern Language Review
Reproducing the monstrous nation: A note on pregnancy and motherhood in the fiction of Rosario Castellanos, Brianda Domecq, and Angeles Mastretta
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WOS: 7 ()
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96
1006
1015
This article explores the representation of pregnancy and motherhood in the fiction of Mexican writers. Rosario Castellanos, Brianda Domecq, and Angeles Mastretta. In the work examined pregnant women are portrayed as deformed and repugnant. These monstrous depictions are an indictment of a patriarchal ideology that glorifies pregnancy and motherhood. The depictions illustrate the perpetuation of the politically corrupt monster that is the Mexican nation, signified figuratively by the monsters emerging from deformed female bodies. This view of women demonstrates the complicity of women in the maintenance of the systems of power that oppress them, an issue that is central to the work of these writers.
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0026-7937
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