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Anticipation and the Mother-Multiple

  • Roxana Moroşanu
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Abstract

Here, the temporal modality of anticipation is introduced and discussed in relation to the concept of Mother-Multiple. As a mode of being that any family member can access when engaged in activities of caring oriented towards one’s “domestic others”—family members, pets, or the home itself as an entity—the Mother-Multiple ontological position is analytically situated in relation to literature on ontological multiplicity and a discussion of individuality and dividuality in personhood. The ways in which anticipation is employed in enactments of the Mother-Multiple, the techniques of imagination that anticipation entails, as well as the possible effects of activities of anticipation on domestic energy consumption are considered.

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  • Roxana Moroşanu
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  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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