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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0265053042000314456

Abstract

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.

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