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By Ruby C. Tapia

In American Pietàs, Ruby C. Tapia finds how visible representations of racialized motherhood form and replicate nationwide citizenship. by way of a sustained engagement with Roland Barthes’s suturing of race, dying, and the maternal in Camera Lucida, Tapia contends that the contradictory essence of the picture is either as a signifier of demise and a guarantor of resurrection.

Tapia explores the consequences of this argument for racialized productions of loss of life 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 dying in teenager being pregnant, imaged and controlled in California’s Partnership for in charge Parenting campaigns; and well known structures of the “Widows of Sept. 11” in print and televisual journalism.

Taken jointly, those a number 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 have interaction this community is to invite how and towards what finish the racial venture of the country imbues a few maternal our bodies with resurrecting energy 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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