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Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures

Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures

by Alice H. Deakins
     
 

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Family stories of the ties between mothers and daughters form the foundation of Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures. Nationally and internationally known feminist scholars frame, analyze, and explore mother-daughter bonds in this collection of essays. Cultures from around the world are mined for insights which reveal historical,

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Family stories of the ties between mothers and daughters form the foundation of Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures. Nationally and internationally known feminist scholars frame, analyze, and explore mother-daughter bonds in this collection of essays. Cultures from around the world are mined for insights which reveal historical, generational, ethnic, political, religious, and social class differences. This book focuses on the tenacity of the connection between mothers and daughters, impediments to a strong connection, and practices of good communication. Mothers and Daughters will interest those studying communication, women’s studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, counseling, and cultural studies.

Editorial Reviews

Patty Sotorin
Written by scholars who identify as mothers and daughters, the original studies in this multidisciplinary volume offer incisive, thoughtful explorations into the everyday experiences that make mother-daughter communication so significant.
Mary VanderGoot
Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures has variety, solid research, and energetic and creative ideas. It presents a significant introduction to a relationship that always has been important to women. Since written accounts allow us to see ourselves through seeing others, this book matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761859154
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
06/21/2012
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alice H. Deakins (Ph.D., Columbia University) teaches in the English Department at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her areas of research include gender and language, pedagogical grammar, and mothers and daughters in literature. She has served as president of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) and the International Linguistic Association (ILA).

Rebecca Bryant Lockridge (Ph.D., Ohio State University) teaches in the Communication and Media Studies Department and Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her research interests include the epistemology of visual communication, rhetoric of gender, and feminism and film. She is affiliated with Maine Women’s Studies Consortium, American Association of University Women, and National Women’s Studies Association.

Helen M. Sterk (Ph.D., University of Iowa) heads the Department of Communication at Western Kentucky University. She is widely published in rhetoric and women’s studies. Her most recent book is Gender, Culture and Physicality: Paradoxes and Taboos (Lexington Books, 2009).

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