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DAUGHTER. An immediate female descendant. See Son.

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The Birches' Daughterhood circle is just one of many Daughterhood circles around the country that helps children (especially women) cope with the demands of caring for their aging parents.
Thus, the long story of these women's struggles with their mothers' Alzheimer's becomes the story of motherhood and daughterhood and the way in which women cannot escape being the persons their mothers made them.
The sale of women as mothers reverses audience expectations and underscores Raznovich's criticism of society's construction of motherhood and "daughterhood." The meta-theatrical construction of Casa Matriz draws a direct parallel between consumer behavior and the performance of gender identity.
Nike, Reebok, and Adidas could not be lured to South Korean factories in the 1960s and 1970s unless the Park regime could transform Korean parents' ideas about what is "natural" and what is "respectable" behavior for "dutiful daughters." If we are not curious about mothers' and fathers' changed ideas of daughterhood, respectability, and marriageability, we will become unreliable analysts of the "Korean economic miracle." (Globalization and Militarism, p.27) This honing of a feminist curiosity that Enloe advances is based on the political desire to show how much power it takes to sustain, legitimate, and reproduce the world we live in.
Pandita Ramabai's Life through her landmark texts," Australian Feminist Studies 19 (No.43 2004): 19-28; Meera Kosambi, "Motherhood in the East-West encounter: Pandita Ramabai's Negotiation of 'Daughterhood' and Motherhood," Feminist Review 65 (No.1 2000): 49-67.
Returning to Die Mittagsfrau, Franck uses the novel to capture a careful, at times painful illustration of one woman's experience of motherhood, daughterhood, and womanhood.
Looking at the construction of motherhood from psychological and cultural standpoints, respectively, Chodorow and Rich explore the intricacies of motherhood and daughterhood in America.
In his chapter on opera in A Pitch of Philosophy, Cavell notes an example of the phenomenon, referring to Germont in Traviata as "this so-called father" who "tortures the woman by withholding from her, in every sensitive phrase, the daughterhood he bewitches her into fantasizing" (Pitch 155).
While she wrote little about the loss of Sarah Addams, she does recount "pounding" on the door of the bedroom, where her mother lay dying, and "the shock of her mother's death and fear that others might also abandon her became worries." (23) I suggest, however, we consider the depiction of her daughterhood and the omission of the details about her mother's death as intentional constructions in service of her social activist argument.
The novel opens with the shredding of a normative family and ends with the child moving past even adoptive daughterhood to stand alone.
Relational Spaces: Daughterhood, Motherhood, and Sisterhood in Dacia Maraini's Writings and Films.
(7) The maternal economy of both Now, Vovager and Stella Dallas have all implicit, concomitant economy of daughterhood. In both films daughters are exchanged without marriage rituals, both moving to a different house, both given up to a version of a better mother.