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The Post Modern Family

“A familiar pattern of activity and emergence of new areas of endeavor whose activities are unclear and whose meanings and implications aren’t yet well understood” (page 1)
In the book Maps by Nurddin Farah Misra’s relationship with Askar which is her somewhat son, are unclear and not understood because he is basically her son but she doesn’t treat him as a son which confuses the reader and makes everything unclear through his childhood years.

“The dramatic shift from mothers caring for young children in the home to the use of paid providers occurred soon after in the developed world, reflecting mothers’ increasing workplace participation” (page 1)
After Misra gives birth to her own child and gets motherly attached to him, but losing him after seeing him and holding him, then she finds Askar which know replaces her son. Misra in Askars early years of life put him through things that he wasn’t suppose to be exposed to as a young child and Askar growing up and having flash backs is unhappy with what Misra had done to him.

“Parents in the post modern family may relinquish their roles as educators” (page 2)
Misra as a single mother that had lost her own son and found Askar not to long after losing her child has the role of an educator but is not able to have  done the role of an educator since she feels like an outcast un the society at the time since she does not have a male figure in her life and is raising Askar as a single mother which was unusual during that time period.

“The family has been described as an intimacy sanctuary and a zone of stability while daycare centers develop the child’s capacity to exercise self-control with respect to affective behavior” (page 2)
From the beginning of Askars childhood he felt instability ever since Misra had taken him into her arms. Misra herself felt instability after she lost her own child child which affected the way she had acted with Askar. The way Misra had acted with Askar had traumatized him and has constant flashbacks of what happened even after she had promised to not do what she has done.

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