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Exploring fatherhood: masculinity and intersubjectivity in the research process

Robb, Martin (2004). Exploring fatherhood: masculinity and intersubjectivity in the research process. Journal of Social Work Practice, 18(3) pp. 395–406.

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Exploring issues of fatherhood with men raises important questions about how identities are produced in the research process, and particularly about the part played by gender when both researcher and 'researched' are men. The article draws on the author's recent research with British fathers and makes extensive use of an individual case study, to suggest ways in which defensive and intersubjective processes interact in the production of one man's narrative of fatherhood and in the process of interpretation and analysis. The article's conclusions have implications both for researching masculinity and for working with men.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 GAPS
ISSN: 1465-3885
Keywords: fathers; fatherhood; masculinity; gender; intersubjectivity; research interviews
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 7576
Depositing User: Martin Robb
Date Deposited: 01 May 2007
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2011 11:11
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