Mothers and Daughters

Complicated Connections Across Cultures

Edited by Alice H. Deakins, Rebecca Bryant Lockridge, Helen M. Sterk

Publication date:

21 June 2012

Length of book:

346 pages



ISBN-13: 9780761859154

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.
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.