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Global narratives of fatherhood: Fathering and masculinity on the Internet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1631-6475
University of Gothenburg.
2016 (English)In: International Review of Sociology, ISSN 0390-6701, E-ISSN 1469-9273, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 482-496Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is currently an increasing amount of research on online fatherhood. In this article, we have used international blogs as our empirical data, in order to investigate and create an in-depth picture of fatherhood as it is expressed in various men’s stories about their everyday lives. Three distinct conceptions of fatherhood and masculinity emerge. The first of these positions could be described as a nostalgic position in relation to hegemonic masculinity. The second position is referred to here as complicity. This position indicates a changing landscape of fatherhood and family politics, moving towards gender-equal conditions. Thirdly, we have an inclusive position that reflects a gender-neutral position, and are understood less in terms of masculinity, heteronormativity and gender-divided responsibilities.

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Routledge, 2016. Vol. 26, no 3, p. 482-496
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Sociology Gender Studies
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Social Sciences, Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53995DOI: 10.1080/03906701.2016.1191245ISI: 000391029700009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84975159461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53995DiVA, id: diva2:939663
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2018-04-17Bibliographically approved

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