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Fatherhood As Transition: The Contemporary Relevance of Transition Theory

Draper, Jan (2002) Fatherhood As Transition: The Contemporary Relevance of Transition Theory. In: Narrative, Memory and Life Transitions. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 85-93.

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      This chapter explores the contemporary utility of ritual transition theory (Van
      Gennep [1909], 1960). Drawing on qualitative data generated during a
      longitudinal ethnographic study of men’s transition to fatherhood, the paper
      describes how the three phases associated with the theory - separation,
      transition and re-incorporation - provide insight into men’s transition to
      contemporary fatherhood. It is argued therefore, that despite its earlier
      structural-functionalist roots the theory remains a valuable and relevant
      framework illuminating contemporary transitions across the life course.

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      Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
      H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
      B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 09:48
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:19


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