Reflexive fatherhood in everyday life: the case of Denmark

Bidragets oversatte titel: Hverdagslivets refleksive faderskab: Danmark som eksempel

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This article looks at fathering practices in Denmark, using the findings from a research project on everyday family life in Denmark. It takes a social psychological perspective and employs discursive psychology and theories about reflexive modernisation. It shows how fathers orient towards intimacy in their relationships with their children. Moreover, it discusses how fathers’ relatedness reflects individualisation and detraditionalisation. It is argued that reflexive modernisation entails subjective orientations that enable novel pathways to intimacy in contemporary father–child relationships. Through this analysis and discussion, the article offers a way to understand the complexities of fathering in everyday life from the perspective of fathers.
Bidragets oversatte titelHverdagslivets refleksive faderskab: Danmark som eksempel
TidsskriftFamilies, Relationships and Societies
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)209-223
StatusUdgivet - 21 jun. 2015


  • Denmark
  • detraditionalisation
  • fatherhood
  • individualisation
  • reflexive modernisation

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