A bridge over a generation

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title A bridge over a generation
Author(s) Holmberg, Lena
Date 2008
English abstract
The paper is about the communication between a grandmother and her grandchild, who lost their son and father. The support from the granddaugheter to her grandmother is focused. The granddaughter's imagination and fantasies helped her grandmother to have some breaks in her greif. In her granddaughter the grandmother had an attentive listener, when talking about her son. Rituals were established in challenging situations, eg visiting the grave, by the granddaughter. The grandmother felt that the family bonds were strengthened by her granddaughter.
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Note The paper was presented on the 1 ISA Forum of sociology in Barcelona 2008.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7530 (link to this page)

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