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Fatherhood and family-life during hospitalization of children suffering from heart diseases

Linnea Ytting & Lone Friis Thing This article focuses on a qualitative in-depth study of fatherhood and family life in relation to the hospitalization of families with children suffering from heart disease. The purpose of the study is to unfold fathers and mothers’ experiences of living at a hospital, for a shorter or longer period, … Continue reading

Patriarchy, violence and African male powerlessness: An interview with Robert Morrell on gender relations in South Africa

Ulf Mellström Robert Morrell was born in Cape Town and has lived all his life in Southern Africa. He is a historian by training and has lectured at the Universities of Transkei, Durban-Westville and Natal. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 1997 he organised an … Continue reading

Men’s activism, moral reasoning and good fatherhood in post-divorce family context

Leena Autonen-Vaaraniemi This article explores post-divorce fatherhood as advocated by Finnish men’s activism. Drawing on advisory texts published by a men’s activist group for men about to divorce, the study analyses the ways of arguing for and the content of good and desirable post-divorce fatherhood. It also examines the consequences of activating post-divorce fatherhood for … Continue reading

Editorial: From older men to boys: Masculinity theory and the life course(s)

Jeff Hearn Feminist theory and practice have always focused on life – and its course or courses. This has necessarily meant in particular a concern with various and variegated gendered life courses. What has come to be known as ‘the life course’ is necessarily partly about men and masculinities; at the same time recent theoretical … Continue reading

Negotiating involved fatherhood: Household work, childcare and spending time with children

Lucas Forsberg Recent research shows that Swedish fathers to a great extent endorse an ideal of gender equality and the discourse on the ‘new’, involved fatherhood that for several decades has been dominating Swedish family politics is now also more or less hegemonic among Swedish men. At the same time, research argues that there is … Continue reading

Self-evident, unchanging, and universal? Deconstructing interpretations of the history of fatherhood

Ilana Aalto The article deals with interpretations on the history of fatherhood presented from two sources: recent Finnish research on fatherhood and autobiographical writings on fatherhood that were written by seven Finnish men born between 1910–1930. It is suggested in the article that the history of fatherhood is repeatedly represented in a form of a … Continue reading