Old World Daughter, New World Mother

An Education in Love & Freedom

By Maria Laurino
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393057287, 223pp.)

Publication Date: April 2009

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In the second-generation immigrant home where Maria Laurino grew up, independent was a dirty word and sacrifice was the ideal and reality of motherhood. But out in the world, Mary Tyler Moore was throwing her hat in the air, personifying the excitement and opportunities of the freedom loving American career woman. How, then, to reconcile one s inner Livia Soprano the archetypal ethnic mother with a feminist icon?Combining lived experience with research and reporting on our contemporary work-family dilemmas, Laurino brews an unusual and affirming blend of contemporary and traditional values. No other book has attempted to discuss feminism through the prism of ethnic identity, or to merge the personal and the analytical with such a passionate and intelligent literary voice. Prizing both individual freedom and an Old World in which the dependent young and old are cherished, Laurino makes clear how much the New World offers and how much it has yet to learn."
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