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Intergenerational Politics of Family Time
Intergenerational politics of family time
Generations and Family Time

Generation is a term with a temporal essence that lies at the root of an intergenerational politics of time. More specifically, the parent-child relationship is the axis along which temporal norms are transmitted, stories of generations are passed on, and the meanings of the culture are both preserved and modified. To be born is to have parents, and to have parents is to be linked to the previous generation (Carr, 1986). Traditions, styles, ideals, and values are handed down through parents. Through generations, “families persist through time” in a way that is “different from the persistence of a thing but also from the temporal integrity of an individual” (Carr, 1986, p. 109). Generations ...

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