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Description - Communication Among Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Daughters by Michelle A. Miller-Day

This scholarly volume examines communication processes within the grandmother-mother-daughter relationship, emphasizing an intergenerational perspective. Miller-Day uses the device of layering to integrate and juxtapose alternative experiences of the social world. This allows the reader to be situated in the world of grandmothers, mothers, adult daughters, and granddaughters as they experience, describe, and analyze their family communication. The book describes and interprets the patterns of communication among female family members that provide symbolic links across generations. In this book, Miller-Day builds upon and extends earlier qualitative research to include the experiences of multiple families, as well as maternal grandmothers. By including aged mothers or younger mid-life mothers and their adult daughters, the author illuminates how this relationship is experienced at different points in a woman's life. In addition, by including three generations of women, she offers multigenerational perspectives on family, and then examines these for patterns of maternal interaction transmitted across generational boundaries. Drawing upon eight months of qualitative research, using ob

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805839791
ISBN-10: 0805839798
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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