In this article, I will use thirty-five interviews with heterosexual Italian fathers to problematize the distinction between “traditional” and “new” fatherhood. Adopting a performative approach to gender, masculinity, and fatherhood, I will pursue my objective showing the existence of several contemporary fatherhoods, combining two dimensions: men’s discursive practices of self-positioning with respect to fatherhood and the actual practices of care performed with their children. By creating a taxonomy, I will identify a third hybrid model of fatherhood and clarify the features that characterize new and traditional fatherhood, respectively, while exploring the interactions between practices.

Beyond “Traditional” and “New”: An Attempt of Redefinition of Contemporary Fatherhoods through Discursive Practices and Practices of Care / Cannito, M.. - In: MEN AND MASCULINITIES. - ISSN 1097-184X. - 2020:23 (3-4)(2020), pp. 661-679. [10.1177/1097184X18822684]

Beyond “Traditional” and “New”: An Attempt of Redefinition of Contemporary Fatherhoods through Discursive Practices and Practices of Care

Cannito M.
2020-01-01

Abstract

In this article, I will use thirty-five interviews with heterosexual Italian fathers to problematize the distinction between “traditional” and “new” fatherhood. Adopting a performative approach to gender, masculinity, and fatherhood, I will pursue my objective showing the existence of several contemporary fatherhoods, combining two dimensions: men’s discursive practices of self-positioning with respect to fatherhood and the actual practices of care performed with their children. By creating a taxonomy, I will identify a third hybrid model of fatherhood and clarify the features that characterize new and traditional fatherhood, respectively, while exploring the interactions between practices.
2020
23 (3-4)
Cannito, M.
Beyond “Traditional” and “New”: An Attempt of Redefinition of Contemporary Fatherhoods through Discursive Practices and Practices of Care / Cannito, M.. - In: MEN AND MASCULINITIES. - ISSN 1097-184X. - 2020:23 (3-4)(2020), pp. 661-679. [10.1177/1097184X18822684]
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