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Imagined futures: Young men's talk about fatherhood and domestic life

Edley, Nigel and Wetherell, Margaret (1999). Imagined futures: Young men's talk about fatherhood and domestic life. British Journal of Social Psychology, 38(2) pp. 181–194.

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As part of an extensive series of interviews about men and masculinity, small groups of 17 to 18-year-old male students were invited to look forward to their future romantic and domestic lives. Their responses were analysed using the approach and methods of discourse analysis in order to examine both the interpretative resources used within their accounts and to look at how the young men attempted to manage the ‘ideological dilemma’ (Billig, Condor, Edwards, Gane, Middleton & Radley, 1988) that was framed by these cultural themes. The analysis describes three such strategies while paying particular attention to the ‘action orientation’(Heritage, 1984) of these constructions. Finally, the paper moves on to discuss, albeit briefly, the broader implications of this research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1999 The British Psychological Society
ISSN: 2044-8309
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetR000233129ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Not SetNot SetNottingham Trent University, Faculty of Humanities
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 24349
Depositing User: Margaret Wetherell
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 12:03
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