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Motherhood: Australia
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Motherhood is an integral part of a woman's life, but it is culturally constructed (Bernard 1974). The experience of motherhood can be challenging when compounded with migration (Liamputtong and Naksook 2003). This entry discusses the influence of Afghan culture on the ways Afghan women experience motherhood. It also deals with the impact of migration on their mothering role…

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Liamputtong, Pranee and Tsianakas, Vicki, “Motherhood: Australia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0119b>
First published online: 2009

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