Monday, August 15, 2011

The Daughter Project: still transcribing interviews!

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I am in the middle of transcribing my 10th of 11 interviews from the Daughter Project!

For awhile, I thought I might never finish. But now that I'm nearly done, it’s getting easier and going a lot faster.

I'm very much looking forward to finishing so I can start drafting ideas and writing. 

I am waaaaay off of my proposed timeline.  Oops. 

There’s one week left until I start my teaching job at HACC York.  Crossing my fingers that I can catch up on my writing/drafting this week! 
Some themes and topics that have continually come up in the mother-daughter interviews include, but aren’t limited to:

-          Traveling together internationally, or regrets about not traveling
-          Difficulty choosing just one favorite memory together because there are so many
-          Differences between raising sons and daughters
-          The significant presence of a third generation, either the daughter’s children or the mother’s mother
-          Shifting mother-daughter roles as the daughter becomes an adult, and again when/if the mother’s health declines
-          Mothers learning from their daughters as much as daughters learn from their mothers.
As I continue to draft and go over my transcription notes, I’ll post snippets from the interviews so stay tuned!

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