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Fadern, Sonen och Partnern: representationer av ett faderskap eller en helt vanlig treenighet

Wilhelmsson, Kristina (2008)
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
The thesis explores representations of fatherhood in the Swedish blog 'Hemliga pappan' ('Secret/Anonymous Daddy'). The purpose is to identify three themes in the blog material; The Father, The Son and The Partner. I have performed this study using discourse analysis as methodological tool and Critical Studies on Masculinities and Fatherhood as theoretic approach. The theories are Social Constructionist and consist of sociologists and socio-psychologists as Connell, Hearn and Johansson. Important theoretic concepts are the presence and absence of the father as well as hegemonic masculinity. The material indicates that Hemliga pappan has socio-economical advantages in that he can afford and has access to parental leave and thereby be a... (More)
The thesis explores representations of fatherhood in the Swedish blog 'Hemliga pappan' ('Secret/Anonymous Daddy'). The purpose is to identify three themes in the blog material; The Father, The Son and The Partner. I have performed this study using discourse analysis as methodological tool and Critical Studies on Masculinities and Fatherhood as theoretic approach. The theories are Social Constructionist and consist of sociologists and socio-psychologists as Connell, Hearn and Johansson. Important theoretic concepts are the presence and absence of the father as well as hegemonic masculinity. The material indicates that Hemliga pappan has socio-economical advantages in that he can afford and has access to parental leave and thereby be a present father. He represents a person aware of socially constructed gender roles in society as well as the consequences with a 'daddy blog'. He represents himself as a present Father, Son and Partner in the blog. The thesis concludes that representations drawn from the blog could possibly form a new hegemonic father ideal, The Nurturing and Present father. However, there is a discrepancy between the reality and the new popular father ideal. Research on father presence at home and in the family indicates that the ideal is far from basic standard yet. The vast public attention the blog received indicates that the Nurturing and Present father ideal is desirable but in practice still rather uncommon. (Less)
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Wilhelmsson, Kristina
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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faderskap, Hemliga pappan, blogg, maskuliniteter, diskursanalys, hegemonisk maskulinitet, fatherhood, blog, masculinities, discourse analysis, hegemonic masculinity, Gender studies, Genusvetenskap, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
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Swedish
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1318873
date added to LUP
2008-06-11
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2008-06-11
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  abstract     = {The thesis explores representations of fatherhood in the Swedish blog 'Hemliga pappan' ('Secret/Anonymous Daddy'). The purpose is to identify three themes in the blog material; The Father, The Son and The Partner. I have performed this study using discourse analysis as methodological tool and Critical Studies on Masculinities and Fatherhood as theoretic approach. The theories are Social Constructionist and consist of sociologists and socio-psychologists as Connell, Hearn and Johansson. Important theoretic concepts are the presence and absence of the father as well as hegemonic masculinity. The material indicates that Hemliga pappan has socio-economical advantages in that he can afford and has access to parental leave and thereby be a present father. He represents a person aware of socially constructed gender roles in society as well as the consequences with a 'daddy blog'. He represents himself as a present Father, Son and Partner in the blog. The thesis concludes that representations drawn from the blog could possibly form a new hegemonic father ideal, The Nurturing and Present father. However, there is a discrepancy between the reality and the new popular father ideal. Research on father presence at home and in the family indicates that the ideal is far from basic standard yet. The vast public attention the blog received indicates that the Nurturing and Present father ideal is desirable but in practice still rather uncommon.},
  author       = {Wilhelmsson, Kristina},
  keyword      = {faderskap,Hemliga pappan,blogg,maskuliniteter,diskursanalys,hegemonisk maskulinitet,fatherhood,blog,masculinities,discourse analysis,hegemonic masculinity,Gender studies,Genusvetenskap,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fadern, Sonen och Partnern: representationer av ett faderskap eller en helt vanlig treenighet},
  year         = {2008},
}