Introduction (Fathers, families and relationships: Researching everyday lives)

Caroline Gatrell*, Esther Dermott

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript to book

Abstract

Fathers, and their parenting, have never had such a high profile. Questions are raised continually by politicians and policy makers, and in the press and media regarding what it means to be a father, and how fathers are managing parenthood in the context of changing demographics and cultural expectations (Working Families, 2017). Both everyday fathering and the situations of celebrity fathers are increasingly a central focus within news and features. Recent debates have included whether fatherhood is less challenging among the privileged (following comments by the UK’s Prince William that he finds fathering hard) to what the nature of paternal...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFathers, families and relationships
Subtitle of host publicationResearching everyday lives
PublisherPolicy Press
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781447331483
ISBN (Print)9781447331476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2018

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