Mothers and daughters: connection, empowerment, and transformation

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 302 pages
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In 1976, Adrienne Rich wrote in Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution that Othe cathexis between mother and daughter_essential, distorted, misused_is the great unwritten story.O In the quarter century since Rich wrote those words, the topic of mothers and daughters has emerged as a salient issue in feminist scholarship. Using womenOs writing, film, feminist theory, and personal experience, contributors to Mothers and Daughters explore how the mother/daughter relationship is represented and experienced as a site of empowerment. This volume will offer readers an important and welcome chapter in the story of the complex relationship that is a part of nearly every womanOs life.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Loving in Difference
16
Representations of Maternal Practice
21
Copyright

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\Andrea O'Reilly is assistant professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University. Sharon Abbey is assistant professor of education at Brock University.

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