Mostrar, fastrar och andra livsviktiga tanter
2011 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 1, 19-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlssons bokförlag , 2011. no 1, 19-28 p.
aunts, elderly women, extended family, chosen kin, narrative
Research subject Ethnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-47938DiVA: diva2:445457