Mothers & Daughters

MOTHERSANDDAUGHTERS



Price: $34.95

Page Count: 250

Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN: 978-1-77258-133-1

Mothers and Daughters is a compelling anthology that explores the multifaceted connections between mothers and daughters. Chapters explore new fields of inquiry, examining discourses about mothers and daughters through academic essays, narrative, and creative work. By examining the experiences of mothers and daughters from within an interdisciplinary framework, which includes cultural, biological, socio-political, relational and historical perspectives, the text surveys multiple approaches to understanding the mother-daughter dynamic. Therefore, the uniqueness and strength of this collection comes from blending not just work from across academic disciplines, but also the forms in which this work is presented: academic inquiry and critique as well as creative and narrative explorations. The length is 296 pages.

Acknowledgments

 

Introduction: Facets of Mothers and Daughters

Dannabang Kuwabong, Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva

 

I. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS IN A CREATIVE SPACE

 

Embroidery

Dorsía Smith Silva

 

Directions

Dorsía Smith Silva

 

The Wedding Collection

Laurie Kruk

 

My Mother’s Linens

Renee Norman



Costas (Or, If You Prefer, a Tale of Two Cafés)

Priya Parrotta Natarajan

 

Gardens

Renee Norman

 

Painting through Ruptured Maternal Identity

Batya Weinbaum

 

Sitting with My Mother’s Bones

Charlotte Henay

 

Daughters of the Dust

Dorsía Smith Silva

 

II. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS IN OUR MEMORY

 

Across the Divide: Contemporary Anglo American Feminist Theory on the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Andrea O’Reilly

 

Glow

Dorsía Smith Silva

 

 

Isthmus

Donna Sharkey

 

Grandma’s Husband: Parenting with My Mother

Cheryl Chaffin

 

For the Child

Dorsía Smith Silva

 

The Worst Is Not the Worst: Memories of Motherhood and Multiple Miscarriages Alma Simounet-Bey

 

The Facsimile of Existence: Mothers and Daughters in Perpetual Reproduction of Identity and Image

Mary Bronstein

 

Researching Death

Renee Norman

 

Exploring Pantsuit Nation: A Message for Our Daughters

Dorsía Smith Silva

 

III. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS IN LITERATURE

 

Daughter of the Disappeared or Hija de la República: Maternal Imagery, Daughterly Identity, and Argentina’s “Dirty War” in Carolina de Robertis’s Perla

Cristina Herrera

 

Her Mother’s Ashes: South Asian Daughters Reimagining the Mother to Reimagine the Self in Diasporic Locations

Dannabang Kuwabong

 

Lives of Mothers and Daughters in Brazil and Canada: The Mother’s Artistic Influence as Seen by Four Women Writers

Lidiane Cunha

 

“Their Mother Was Waiting for Her”: Mother-Daughter Relations and Irish Identity in Deirdre Madden’s One By One in the Darkness

Charlotte Beyer

 

About the Contributors

Dannabang Kuwabong is a Professor in the Department of English, University of Puerto Rico,
Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan. His work has appeared in several journals, including the
Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community; Canadian Woman Studies les cahiers des la femme; ARIEL: A Review of Internal English Literature; La Torre; Sargasso, and The Caribbean Writer.

Janet MacLennan is a Professor of Communication Studies in the Department of English (Humanities) of the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras, San Juan. In her teaching and publishing she uses a narrative perspective to understand human communication, work that has drawn her into the field of medical humanities.

Dorsía Smith Silva is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She is the co-editor of Caribbean without Borders: Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture (2008), Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Culture (2010), and Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering (2013), and editor of Latina/Chicana Mothering (2011). She is the co-editor of Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization (2017) and Travellin’ Mama (2017).