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‘Who’s the Daddy?’ – ideas about fathers from a young men’s prison

Earle, Rod (2012). ‘Who’s the Daddy?’ – ideas about fathers from a young men’s prison. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51(4) pp. 387–399.

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Drawing from an ethnographically-informed study of men’s identities and social relations in prison, this article explores the ways in which ideas about fatherhood are institutionally deployed and personally experienced. Based on interviews and observational data in a young offender institution (YOI) for 18- to 21-year-old men, the article considers young men’s orientations toward being a father and their participation in parenting classes and a ‘Fathers Inside’ group. Four vignettes are constructed to present an account of some of the issues surrounding men’s experience of prison, being a man and a father, researching men in prison and gender regimes in which fathers are being rediscovered and reinvented.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
ISSN: 0265-5527
Keywords: fathers; prison; masculinities
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 34133
Depositing User: Rod Earle
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 08:59
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:19
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