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What should a Russian father be like?: Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns among inhabitants of Saint Petersburg
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Social Sciences, The Institute for Civil Society Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0207-6255
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2017 (English)In: International Political Science Review, ISSN 0192-5121, E-ISSN 1460-373XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Based on data from a survey conducted in Saint Petersburg in 2013, this article sheds new light on attitudes towards fatherhood in contemporary Russia. We explore what norms are held concerning fatherhood, how these attitudes are related to age, sex, education and income as well as to ideal–typical models established in previous research on fatherhood from Western Europe and the US. Thus, the article also discusses what explanatory value established theoretical models have for the Russian context. Norms of the role of the father in the family are related to general norms of masculinity and, hence, are an important part of the study of politics and the political climate in a society. The results show that there are several fatherhood ideals present in contemporary Northwestern Russia: a traditional breadwinner model, an active fatherhood model as well as what we refer to as a marginalized fatherhood model. The latter has not been substantially identified in previous research, and may tentatively be identified as a legacy of the Soviet era.

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2017.
Keyword [en]
fatherhood, Russia, breadwinner, new fatherhood, marginalized fatherhood
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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The Individual in the Welfare Society, Social Welfare and the Civil Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-6387DOI: 10.1177/0192512116684345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-6387DiVA: diva2:1146593
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What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia
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The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3039001
Available from: 2017-10-03 Created: 2017-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-10

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