Late parenting is represented in news discourse as a challenging concept in various ways, in contrast to ‘normative’ parenting, writes Virpi Ylänne, of Cardiff University. She analysed 90 UK newspaper articles on late parenting and found five main news frames: social change, personal frame, risks of late parenting, older continued parenting and reproductive technology–enabled parenting.
According to Ylänne, these framings both reflect and constitute different perspectives on ageing more generally. The study is drawn on media framing analysis, critical discourse analysis and a social constructionist orientation to age(ing) and lifespan identity.
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