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Perhaps imagining a child to come ? commentary on "motherhood along three generations of brazilian mothers: what has changed ?

Zittoun, Tania

In: Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 2013, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 85-91

In this commentary of “Motherhood along three generations of Brazilian mothers: what has changed?” (see this present issue of JISS), I first highlight the qualities of the paper as attempt to capture various levels of temporality in a developmental perspective. However, the description proposed by the authors seems rather dystopian. Drawing on a research on naming practices, I suggest... Plus

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    In this commentary of “Motherhood along three generations of Brazilian mothers: what has changed?” (see this present issue of JISS), I first highlight the qualities of the paper as attempt to capture various levels of temporality in a developmental perspective. However, the description proposed by the authors seems rather dystopian. Drawing on a research on naming practices, I suggest that an analysis that would account for different spheres of experience of these women, as well as their processes of imagination, might bring to alternative interpretations.