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The American Media’s Reception of the Filicide Cases of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, and Casey Anthony

September 20, 2012

The American Media’s Reception of the Filicide Cases of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, and Casey Anthony (PDF)

Source: Utrecht University (Master’s Thesis: American Studies; von Salomon)

These discussions also always entail thoughts about motherhood in America, and how women should and should not behave as females and as mothers. In these demarcations and discussions of motherhood, it seems that the female in America is placed in a highly moralized position. Consequently, a rather basic but nonetheless crucial ideological underpinning of American society influences this work’s analysis.

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