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'Fathers and Fatherhood': videos now available

This CCIG Forum explored representation and experience of fatherhood.

CCIG Psychosocial and Families, Relationships and Communities Research Programmes organised the CCIG forum 31 dedicated to 'Fathers and fatherhood: policy, representation and experience', the 18th of June, 2013.

This Forum engaged with these different levels of policy, representation and experience by bringing together psychosocial, historical and sociological insights to questions of fathers, fatherhood and fathering.  Its theoretical focus was wide ranging with speakers addressing such issues as:

  • intersubjectivity
  • relationality
  • autonomy and connectedness
  • care
  • emotion
  • memory
  • policy making and welfare practice


Speakers included Professor Margaret O’Brien (University of East Anglia), who talked about Fathers, work and families in twenty-first century Britain; Dr Jacqui Gabb (The Open University) who explored the use of daily diaries in research on post-separation fathering; Dr Martin Robb (The Open University), who talked about faith and fatherhood in one man's letters to his son during the First World War, and dr Gail Lewis, who reflected on Objects and internal space for the father.

Further details and additional information are available on the Event Page.


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