Fathering after separation or divorce; navigating domestic, public and moral spaces

Philip, Georgia (2014) Fathering after separation or divorce; navigating domestic, public and moral spaces. Families, Relationships and Societies, 3 (2). pp. 219-233. ISSN 2046-7435

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This article uses qualitative data from a study of fathering after separation and divorce to provide insights into how men may navigate the complex terrain of post-separation fathering. It considers domestic space, seen as important for sustaining fathering roles and relationships; it considers more public or social spaces, where fathers feel they can, or should, ‘display’ fathering; but also highlights a gendered moral space in which fathering identities and practices can be enacted and validated. Exploration of this complex landscape of post-separation fathering reveals important practical, relational and moral dimensions of sustaining fathering relationships over time and across households, and illustrates how gendered patterns of caring for children can become fault lines for renegotiating parenting after separation or divorce.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fathering,separation,divorce,gender
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 12:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58612
DOI: 10.1332/204674314X14017856302453

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