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A comparison of stories told in research interviews by people who have no children with those that introduce children and grandchildren. The performance of identity work is considered, giving examples of co-construction.
The data include extracts from others’ interview transcripts (Qualidata studies SN 5237, SN 6011, 1998-2002) and from interviews held this year with childfree women from my original study now aged over 60 years. I discuss the resources drawn upon which accommodate the unique details of a particular speaker’s life while also doing work against commonly held assumptions that childlessness is a problematic category requiring explanation.
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|Keywords:||childfree; narrative-discursive; identity work; co-construction; later life|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Jill Reynolds|
|Date Deposited:||01 Dec 2011 16:04|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 14:22|
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