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Like Mother e Mother, Like Daughter: The Inter e Daughter: The Intergenerational Link Between ational Link Between Mother Activists and their Daughters in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Kleiner, Shana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T17:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T17:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Kleiner, Shana, "Like Mother, Like Daughter: The Intergenerational Link Between Mother Activists and their Daughters in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa" (2019). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn https://digitalcollections.sit.edu/isp_collection/3013
dc.identifier.uri https://digitalcollections.sit.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4039&context=isp_collection
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/972
dc.description.abstract The concept of motherhood is often paired with notions of nurturing and caretaking, but it is rarely seen in the context of activism or social and political change. Thus, by researching the relationship between mother activists and their daughters, this paper delves into the concepts of how motherhood is perceived through a feminist lens, and what it means to be a mother while also performing duties as an activist. The research tackles the questions of whether daughters of mother activists become activists themselves, and how they were affected by their mother’s activism during adolescence, if at all. A narrative approach was used for data collection: one-on-one qualitative interviews with seven women were used to collect this data. The interviews were with mothers who were activists themselves, as well as adult daughters of mother activists. Amongst the sample of seven women, there were two mother-daughter pairs. The interviews yielded fascinating responses, such as the fact that daughters of mothers often did not feel neglected, and instead felt rather apathetic towards their mothers’ activism as children. As they got older, however, the research yielded that they started to understand and respect their mother’s work more. Also, the research showed that all daughters of mother activists became activists themselves, proving a strong intergenerational link regarding political ideologies and outlooks regarding activism. This study took place in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a country that was specific to research due to the legacy of Apartheid and mothers in activism en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SIT Digital Collections en_US
dc.subject Activism en_US
dc.subject Inter-generational activism en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.title Like Mother e Mother, Like Daughter: The Inter e Daughter: The Intergenerational Link Between ational Link Between Mother Activists and their Daughters in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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