In Search of Naunny's Grave

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-01
  • Publisher: Altamira Pr

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Collecting narratives of his grandmother's life, communication researcher NickTrujillo learns how family members use stories to define the family's sense of itself and create collective views on intergenerational relations, social history, gender, class, and ethnicity in this experimental ethnography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(19)
Chapter 1. The Family Historian 20(24)
Chapter 2. A Lifetime of Work, a Lifetime of Poverty 44(26)
Chapter 3. Sex and the Single Grandma 70(24)
Chapter 4. Serving Us Proudly and Giving Us Everything 94(19)
Chapter 5. When Naunny Became a Mexican 113(19)
Chapter 6. A Frail, Old Woman 132(22)
Chapter 7. One Last Gasp 154(19)
Chapter 8. The Search Continues 173(10)
Appendix: Studying Naunny 183(14)
Notes 197(4)
Bibliography 201(10)
Index 211(3)
About the Author 214

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