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    The Cucumber Party: For a posthumanist ethics of care in parenting

    Trafi-Prats, Laura (2019) The Cucumber Party: For a posthumanist ethics of care in parenting. In: Ethics and research with young children. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350076433

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    Through a feminist science and technology studies lens and a microethnographic perspective, this chapter examines parenting as a speculative experiment in living, a more than human to human relation that is situated alongside the animal. It mobilises a posthuman ethics of care in which parents and children learn to know partially, sensuously and intensively how to care with/for others, and beyond the normative frames of neoliberal governance. Through anecdotes involving walking in the neighbourhood, being alongside snails, making, looking at and talking about pictures created with mobile phones and GoPro cameras, care in parenting is discussed as a dynamic of attachment and partiality that carries material consequences in the making of worlds.

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