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Arab and Jewish Women in KentuckyStories of Accommodation and Audacity$
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Nora Rose Moosnick

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136219

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136219.001.0001

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Maternal Echoes

Maternal Echoes

(p.75) 3 Maternal Echoes
Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

Nora Rose Moosnick

University Press of Kentucky

Perceptions of ethnic mothers, particularly from the past, suppose that these child protectors cater to their children's every need without provocation. Stereotypes, however, do not always reflect reality especially when women work outside of the home. This chapter is dedicated to an Arab woman and a Jewish one who did follow popular conceptions of mothering. Gishie Bloomfield married and was the mother of three daughters. Yet, as a mother, she was distracted and consumed with other things such as the store she ran with her husband, her investments, rental property, and community activities. Elsie Nasief, meanwhile, neither married nor had children in an era when Lebanese girls did so (the 1940s and 50s).

Keywords:   Maternity, maternal expectations, Nasief Brothers, New Way Shoe Shop

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