Publication details [#65830]

Ylänne, Virpi and Pirjo Nikander. 2019. Being an ‘older parent’: Chrononormativity and practices of stage of life categorisation. Text & Talk 39 (4) : 465–488.
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De Gruyter


This paper explores the discursive practices of older first-time parents (35–57) in interview interaction in the UK. Using Elizabeth Freeman’s ‘chrononormativity’ concept, this assay shows that ‘older parents’ engage in notable discursive work to bridge temporal facets of their parenting.