Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, December 2005, 12(4), pp. 479-503
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Interweaving excerpts from my personal journal with research and literature about mixed race, interfaith, and bicultural experience, I use autoethnograhic methods to explore the experience of mothering in an American-Jewish and Palestinian-Muslim family. I push the theoretical discussion beyond the experiences of “mixed” people to consider how the identity of otherwise monoracial/monocultural parents may be transformed through the experience of parenting across socially/politically significant differences, particularly national origin, culture and faith. I also extend theoretical discussion beyond the confines of identity to consider parenting a s a political process with an impact within and beyond families.