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Mostrar, fastrar och andra livsviktiga tanter
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2011 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 1, 19-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While our close family relationships, e.g. with the parents or siblings, are surrounded by strong cul­ tural norms and requirements, the relations with aunts and other women of “chosen kin” seldom meet strong expectations (Ellingson & Sotirin 2010). The article draws on interviews with two middle­aged Swedish teachers, who reflect on the profound importance of “aunts” in their lives. They tell about how the aunts provided them with extra­ ordinary moments of loving presence and indul­gence, practical and existential help, friendship and support in big and small issues – versatile re­ sources vital for their identity and quality of life.

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Stockholm: Carlssons bokförlag , 2011. no 1, 19-28 p.
Keyword [en]
aunts, elderly women, extended family, chosen kin, narrative
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Humanities
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Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-47938DiVA: diva2:445457
Available from: 2011-10-04 Created: 2011-10-04 Last updated: 2017-12-08

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