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Resisting the Traditional Construction of Fatherhood and Masculinity in Elizabeth Spencer’s “Sightings” and “The Everlasting Light”
Dans son article “Where are Fathers in American Literature?”, Josep Armengol reconnaît que l’absence ou la marginalisation du père dans la littérature américaine est l’une des plus grandes angoisses nationales. Armengol recense deux modèles de paternité qui dominent la littérature américaine : les p...
The implication of deprivation of freedom on fathering: a qualitative study
Abstract: This study aims to analyze fathering practices and the meanings attributed to it by imprisoned men. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with twelve fathers, incarcerated in a penal institution located in in southern Brazil. Transcribed data were analyzed through the Critical Discours...
À travers les âges de la vie : Rabindranath Tagore – fils, père et éducateur (1861-1941)
Research Framework: This essay attempts to reclaim Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the “Myriad-Minded Man” from colonial India, through his “ages of life” – as a son, father, and educator – and his conceptualization of an alternate education and masculinity. Tagore’s critique of colonial education,...
Father and gender : questionning fatherhood in medical assistance for procreation to transgender men
This study allows a first reflection on the fatherhood of transgender men who have used sperm donation with medically assisted procreation. Twenty years ago, the first French sperm bank offered to accompany the request of heterosexual couples which transgender men. To this day only one study about t...
The higouprey as a spriritual father in the stuck tradition
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Contemporary fatherhood: new standards, new uses?
Journée d’étude 25 novembre 2011 Laboratoire Triangle, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Site Descartes, 15 parvis René Descartes, Lyon (Métro ligne B, arrêt Debourg) Quatrième rencontre organisée dans le cadre du programme ANR « Pères en solitaires. Paternité et nouvelles trajectoires familiales »,...
Flexibility of identities and plural fathers
We wish to draw attention to the fact that the changes characteristic of contemporary fatherhood are genuine and correspond to a major transformation, of historical dimensions. These changes, affecting paternal power, are both institutional and juridical and are replacing paternal power with negotia...
The issue of authority with regard to paternal function
This article proposes to tackle the question of authority. After defining it from socio-his-torical and linguistic viewpoints, a lacanian approach to authority will be chosen to grasp its foundations. Explaining the mental process mainly implies analysing fatherhood and we have done our best to focu...
Kongo’s fatherhood is changing : the example of migrants fathers in France
The object of our research is to observe the change which takes place in the Kongo’s fatherhood. The life of migrants in France is one of the situations which testify of these fathers’ reality. The sample of population is made of people coming from a mother bared society in Congo Brazzaville. These...
Family (d) written by jovens:permanência and changing paternity patterns
O presente estudo teve como principal objectivo identificar as imagens que os jovens portugueses têm acerca das suas famílias e sobre os modelos de paternidade que as enformam. Baseia-se numa análise qualitativa e integrada de 792 composições escri- tas por jovens estudantes de todo o país, de ambos...
Mothers are not parents like others
This paper aims at studying the representations of parenthood in French TV serials. Being a parent reveals the gender construction of motherhood and fatherhood. On the one hand, parenthood can be understood as a gender performance : this concept helps us to understand the match between masculinity,...
The father in pregnancy, childbirth and the three months of life of the first filhoEl padre during la gestación, el parto y los tres months of life del primer hijo
Este artigo argumenta sobre o homem e suas transições para a paternidade. A partir das falas dos pais, o objetivo desse estudo foi investigar, na perspectiva do pai, o envolvimento paterno durante a gestação, o parto e o terceiro mês do bebê. A pesquisa enveredou por um caminho qualitativo longitudi...
Fathers’ Experience of Shared Parental Leave in Sweden
Since the introduction of the Swedish parental leave reform in 1974, fathers have had the same rights to use parental leave as mothers. Between 2000 and 2003, a research project at the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, focused on fathers who had taken more than four months of paid p...
Ugandan fathers in the lockdown
A conversation on fatherhood in the Kikaramoja slum, Jinja (December 2019). Credit: Anna Baral There is a saying in Uganda: “omwana omubi, avumaganyisa nyina”, “an undisciplined child is a disgrace to the mother”. A friend from Kampala brought it to my attention, ironically observing that, according...
Parricide, infanticide: realities, representations and paternal cycle. Perspectives in our era of globalisation
`titrebParricide and Infanticide – Realities, Representations and the Paternal Cycle. Perspectives on our Globalised Age.`/titreb Parricide is a social reality, however statistically marginal, and a highly ‘performative’ representation, in that it is both creative and an expression of the cultural o...
The place where the father lives in contemporary Chile
In the midst of a long historical process inscribed in family changes, the end of the twentieth century has seen a decline of the authority bestowed on the father proper of the modern-industrial patriarchal family matrix, allowing a the emergence of a new place for the male parent. This article anal...
The analysers of the contemporary family institution?
The family institution has been transformed in recent decades through a process subject to a legislative arsenal, to societal changes, and to the public policies put in place. Individualism is taking shape within the family, with an exacerbated desire expressed around parenthood and more particularl...
Exploring COVID-19 lockdowns as unexpected paternity leave: One shock, diverse gender ideologies
Objective: This paper analyses how men who became fathers to a newborn during a 2020 lockdown in France reacted to spending longer time at home than intended. Background: Previous research found that fathers taking longer leave are more involved at home, but men who plan these working arrangements a...
Identity configuration in adolescent parents: a qualitative study
This article presents the results of an investigation that aimed to relate the experience of paternity with the configuration of identity in teenage parents. It is a historical hermeneutical approach, based on interactive workshops and biographical interviews with a thematic script. Ten adolescents...
Games of fathers. Paternity conversion in some medieval images
As medieval Christianity sees itself as a hierarchized kin system organized in networks (carnal kinship, spiritual kinship, divine kinship), a religious conversion has to be, at the same time, a kinship conversion. Leaving carnal fatherhood behind in order to endorse divine fatherhood fully (and bro...
Fathers in Work Organizations
This book is dedicated to the role of work organizations when it comes to the realization of an active fatherhood. Firstly, it deals with barriers for active fatherhood and its correlating mechanisms of inequality: Which aspects of discrimination and social closure do fathers face today if they asse...
Fathers absent and right to father: the French scene
In the political arena and in academia, the debate on fatherhood in France has in recent decades chiefly centred on the question of establishing filiation and separating the notion of filiation from the framework of marriage (diminished presumption of paternity in the context of marriage, and the el...
Exploring the Lived Experiences of Fathers of Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Narrative Inquiry
This study uses narrative inquiry to investigate the lived experiences of fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It aims to answer the question: “What stories do fathers of children with autism tell about their fathering experiences?” Data to inform this study was gathered through...
Women and the Church
`titrebWomen and the Church`/titrebGod’s revelation enlightens humanity about itself. How can we question the place of women in the Church when sexual difference is fading in mentalities ? The A., auxiliary of the apostleship, proposes some suggestions, based on the relationship between Scripture an...
Factorial construct of the academic parental involvement according to paternity, maternity and study stage in Sultanate of Oman
The parental academic involvement is an important variable in achieving cooperation between home and school with the aim of improving the performance of their children and boosting the school's attempt to understand and appreciate the values and cultures of families to effectively meet the needs of...