Reflexive fatherhood in everyday life

the case of Denmark

Bidragets oversatte titel: Hverdagslivets refleksive faderskab: Danmark som eksempel

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Resumé

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.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftFamilies, Relationships and Societies
Vol/bind4
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)209-223
ISSN2046-7435
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 21 jun. 2015

Emneord

  • Denmark
  • detraditionalisation
  • fatherhood
  • individualisation
  • reflexive modernisation

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