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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1800.2003.00157.x|
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This paper presents a theoretical analysis of men's experiences of pregnancy, birth and early fatherhood. It does so using a framework of ritual transition theory and argues that despite its earlier structural-functionalist roots, transition theory remains a valuable framework, illuminating contemporary transitions across the life course. The paper discusses the historical development of transition or ritual theory and, drawing upon data generated during longitudinal ethnographic interviews with men undergoing the transition to fatherhood, analyses its relevance in understanding contemporary experiences of fatherhood.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||fatherhood; rites of passage; ritual; transition;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Nursing
Health and Social Care
|Depositing User:||Janet Draper|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jun 2008|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2016 13:39|
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