Narrare l'attesa

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Narrating the wait

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Becoming parents is a moment of change and transformation, a real “silent revolution”. The wait triggers a fruitul and generative process thereby future parents create a physical, psychic and emotional space for the baby to be welcomed. In this view, the wait itself turns out to be a space for a new life to be received. Pedagogy ascribes great value to all those narrative practices that support memory-making throughout the path that leads to the birth of a baby and, at the same time, to the birth of a father and a mother. The narratives so produced enable a family history whose organizational reference is birth, i.e., a temporal element therefrom a web of stories is weaved, around practices and rituals that are rich of implicit meanings.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Narrating the wait
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Attesa
  • Genitorialità
  • Narrative
  • Narrazione
  • Parenthood
  • Pregnancy


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