The mother-daughter relationship can be both deeply intimate and tremendously complex. Using popular culture, films and TV shows, documentaries, short stories, research, and books, we can explore this unique tie from a variety of lens (sociological, cultural, historical, psychological, developmental, narrative, medical). Men and women alike will have the opportunity to examine interaction in other maternal bonds like mother-son, grandmother-granddaughter, and in-laws. We will address a range of issues critical to understanding the mother-daughter connection across the life span including identity formation during adolescence, transitions of marriage and birth or divorce, coping with illnesses such as breast cancer, and switching roles like becoming a mother’s caretaker. This class is only offered every other year and fills fast. This class can count for the OIC concentration.
October 11, 2014