Conclusion: a coming of age with familiar friends

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    Auto/biographical stories that provide valuable insights of many kinds were shared in this book. The locus of interest in the storytelling moved continually between individual and collective memoirs so as to yield new perspectives on the social and religious practices which continually shape, and are shaped by, women. The conversational interview process provided a group of Australian girls and women with a site to remember, to laugh and to talk about their past, present and futures. Nuances of similar patterns and shapes surfaced across different maternal genealogies foregrounding the strength and complexities associated with mother– daughter relationships. Expectations of how religion is to be enacted at particular periods of time were contemplated highlighting different generational understand- ings of spirituality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducation, work and Catholic life
    Subtitle of host publicationStories of three generations of Australian mothers and daughters
    EditorsAnne Keary
    Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811389894
    ISBN (Print)9789811389887
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • qualitative longitudinal research
    • Australian Mother-daughter Relationship
    • Inter-generational relationship
    • Generation and change
    • Girls Education in Australia
    • Women's Life Trajectories in Australia
    • Women's Friendships
    • Catholic Schooling in Asutralia
    • Multi-methodological Approach to Research
    • Continuity and change

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