Staying Alive: Matricide and the Ethical-Political Aspect of Mother-Daughter Relations

  • Miri Rozmarin
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality, October 2016, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/15240657.2016.1236540

What is it about?

In this paper I offer an interpretation of the biblical story of Lot's wife and her daughters, as a way to figure how mothers and daughters can create relations of recognition of each other's subjectivity.

Why is it important?

Although mothers has a crucial social role in caring for their children and raise them to be healthy socialized citizens they rarely use their influence as a social ethical stand. this paper offer a way in which mothers and daughters can affirm the ethical values that are part of these unique relations


Miri Rozmarin
Bar-Ilan university

this paper is an attempt to look at the past as a resource for political life. I look for women who dared to challenge their culture and roles, in order to create a lineage that can inspire and support women;s political struggles.

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