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Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Fatherhood and Love

The Social Construction of Masculine Emotions

Authors: Macht, Alexandra

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  • Presents for the first time an in-depth and sociological account of paternal love
  • Provides a cultural comparison representing Scottish and Romanian masculinities
  • Engages with literature on love, masculinity, culture and father’s involvement 
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This book explores how contemporary men understand love in the realm of family life and how they integrate it into their identity. Drawing from Ian Burkitt’s aesthetic theory of emotions, Macht presents rich data from qualitative interviews and observations with Scottish and Romanian involved fathers, to reveal how they maintain closeness to their children, their partners and their own family of origin. Reflecting on distances, separations, power, worry and intergenerational experiences of love Fatherhood and Love hypothesizes that fathers’ identities and emotionality rely on a variety of social relationships in their intimate environment. A new concept, ‘emotional bordering’, is introduced, to portray the tensions inherent in fathers’ identities and illuminate why gender progress happens slowly. Engaging with literature on love, masculinity, culture and father’s involvement from a unique perspective, this book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines.

About the authors

Alexandra Macht is Lecturer in Sociology, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fatherhood and Love
Book Subtitle
The Social Construction of Masculine Emotions
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20358-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20358-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20357-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 187
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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