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Man blir pappa. Föräldraskap och maskulinitet i förändring

Hagström, Charlotte LU (1999)
Abstract
The theme of this dissertation is the way in which the process of becoming a father is experienced, constituted, and constructed in Sweden in the 1990's. From the perspective of cultural analysis, I seek to discuss what men who become fathers today see as important in the constitution of themselves as parents and what is important in the eyes of other people; what occasions and actiona are significant, what procedures one can or should gp through, and how they are perceived; and how these men differ from fathers in previous generations and how they view this.



On the basis of images of men and fathers in adverising, I discuss ideas about and interpretations of masculinity together with what I call a normative masculinity.... (More)
The theme of this dissertation is the way in which the process of becoming a father is experienced, constituted, and constructed in Sweden in the 1990's. From the perspective of cultural analysis, I seek to discuss what men who become fathers today see as important in the constitution of themselves as parents and what is important in the eyes of other people; what occasions and actiona are significant, what procedures one can or should gp through, and how they are perceived; and how these men differ from fathers in previous generations and how they view this.



On the basis of images of men and fathers in adverising, I discuss ideas about and interpretations of masculinity together with what I call a normative masculinity. One channel through which the prevailing norm is expressed is the literature intended for parents-to-be. With these images of fathers and fatherhood as a background, the focus is then shifted to the father's own experiences. The book deals chronologically with the process of becoming a father, starting with pregnancy followed by childbirth, confirmation, and the organisation of everyday life.



Throughout the dissertation I show that a father is not something one IS, but something one BECOMES through training and involvement. Becoming a father is a process which has as its goal a close and intimate relationship to the child, and there is a difference between becoming and being a father (Swedish FAR) and becoming and being a dad (Swedish PAPPA). (Less)
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author
supervisor
opponent
  • Lindqvist, Beatriz, Södertörns högskola
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type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
childbirth, masculinity, fatherhood, parenthood, pappaledighet, barn, förlossning, maskulinitet, faderskap, föräldraskap, children, parental leave
pages
288 pages
publisher
Nordic Academic Press
defense location
Carolinasalen, Lund
defense date
1999-10-01 10:15
ISBN
91-89116-10-0
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
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537897b2-3344-4413-b7f5-fcdc1b1b1ccf (old id 936534)
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2008-01-28 12:05:28
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On the basis of images of men and fathers in adverising, I discuss ideas about and interpretations of masculinity together with what I call a normative masculinity. One channel through which the prevailing norm is expressed is the literature intended for parents-to-be. With these images of fathers and fatherhood as a background, the focus is then shifted to the father's own experiences. The book deals chronologically with the process of becoming a father, starting with pregnancy followed by childbirth, confirmation, and the organisation of everyday life.<br/><br>
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Throughout the dissertation I show that a father is not something one IS, but something one BECOMES through training and involvement. Becoming a father is a process which has as its goal a close and intimate relationship to the child, and there is a difference between becoming and being a father (Swedish FAR) and becoming and being a dad (Swedish PAPPA).},
  author       = {Hagström, Charlotte},
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