Talking and Doing Fatherhood. On Fatherhood and Masculinity in Sweden and England

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Talking and Doing Fatherhood. On Fatherhood and Masculinity in Sweden and England
Author(s) Plantin, Lars ; Månsson, Sven-Axel ; Kearney, J
Date 2003
English abstract
This article draws on empirical data from interviews with men and their partners in Sweden and England to explore how fatherhood formation takes place within intimate relationships and in the context of wider structural factors. The research illustrates the influence of the contemporary discourse of the “involved father” in both countries and shows that the ways in which this affects men’s practices is dependent on a wide range of factors including economic circumstances, social policies, political history, and the emotional relationship between partners. The influence of class is of particular significance in the English context, while it is less of a factor in Sweden. It is argued that, although the process is uneven, men’s practices as fathers are shifting toward more involvement in childcare and household labor and that this process can be assisted by structural changes and social policy initiative.
Publisher Men's Studies Press
Host/Issue Fathering: A Journal of Theory and Research about Men as Parents;1, February 2003
Volume 1
ISSN 1537-6680
Pages 3-26
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/2781 (link to this page)

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