IRC Award Transitions towards Equality

1 October 2015

IRC Award

Geary Fellow Dr Anne Cleary and Geary PHd candidate Barbara Moore have been awarded an IRC grant for a project entitled - Transitions towards Equality: A Sociological Analysis of Contemporary Fatherhood

Project Description

Utilising a mixed methodological approach, the aim of this study is to examine how fatherhood is constructed and practiced, in the context of rapid transformative change in contemporary family life and specifically to explore the extent and nature of ‘involved’ fathering as described by Pleck (2012).  Further, fathers’ engagement with their children will be examined as part of a process of ‘undoing’ gender difference (Deutsch, 2007), i.e. as it contributes to gender equality.

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