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.

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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