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Masculinities and Fatherhood. Perspectives from men in prison.

Fernández, Florencia LU (2012) SOCK01 20121
Sociology
Abstract
This thesis consists of a study whereby five imprisoned men were interviewed regarding their perspectives on masculinity and fatherhood. Drawing upon critical gender theory, masculinities theory (R.W. Connell, M. Kimmel and J. Hearn among others) and intersectional approaches to social studies, the author analyzes the interrelationship between notions on masculinity and fatherhood, from a point of view of discourse and practices. The dialogue between masculinity and femininity, as well as the position of women is also addressed. The contradictions that characterize the interviews, both in terms of discourse and the practices described, reveal the complexity of masculinities as a social construction and the challenges that hegemonic... (More)
This thesis consists of a study whereby five imprisoned men were interviewed regarding their perspectives on masculinity and fatherhood. Drawing upon critical gender theory, masculinities theory (R.W. Connell, M. Kimmel and J. Hearn among others) and intersectional approaches to social studies, the author analyzes the interrelationship between notions on masculinity and fatherhood, from a point of view of discourse and practices. The dialogue between masculinity and femininity, as well as the position of women is also addressed. The contradictions that characterize the interviews, both in terms of discourse and the practices described, reveal the complexity of masculinities as a social construction and the challenges that hegemonic masculinities and dominant ideals imply for a large group of men. The thesis concludes that recognizing and fostering a multiplicity of masculinities and forms of fatherhood may be a positive change in the direction of dissolving social hierarchies. (Less)
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author
Fernández, Florencia LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOCK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
masculinity, fatherhood, hegemony, prison, gender, intersectionality
language
English
id
3125272
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2012-10-15 08:24:01
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  abstract     = {This thesis consists of a study whereby five imprisoned men were interviewed regarding their perspectives on masculinity and fatherhood. Drawing upon critical gender theory, masculinities theory (R.W. Connell, M. Kimmel and J. Hearn among others) and intersectional approaches to social studies, the author analyzes the interrelationship between notions on masculinity and fatherhood, from a point of view of discourse and practices. The dialogue between masculinity and femininity, as well as the position of women is also addressed. The contradictions that characterize the interviews, both in terms of discourse and the practices described, reveal the complexity of masculinities as a social construction and the challenges that hegemonic masculinities and dominant ideals imply for a large group of men. The thesis concludes that recognizing and fostering a multiplicity of masculinities and forms of fatherhood may be a positive change in the direction of dissolving social hierarchies.},
  author       = {Fernández, Florencia},
  keyword      = {masculinity,fatherhood,hegemony,prison,gender,intersectionality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Masculinities and Fatherhood. Perspectives from men in prison.},
  year         = {2012},
}