"Mom, I am a monster" Ambivalent Motherhood in Neoliberal Times
A Colloquium Talk in Spanish by Prof. Dinorah Cossío
There has been a growing interest in exploring mother-child relationships through Spanish and Argentinian cultural products. These experiences are set in a sociopolitical context defined by neoliberal regimes that deploy changes often incompatible with the upbringing of children. Many authors have attempted to question and subvert the binary categories that divide mothers into "good or bad, " "fertile or infertile, " "suitable or not suitable. " By means of fictional representation, the texts analyzed in this presentation problematize the archetypes of motherhood and how socioeconomic policies influence the development of behaviors both in precarious situations and in degraded environmental settings.