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Grandfatherhood: shifting masculinities in later life

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Drawing on qualitative interview data, this article examines how grandfatherhood relates to the assertion and transformation of masculinities in later life. Recent attention to ageing and masculinities has identified how older men are challenged to succeed in maintaining connections to hegemonic masculinity in light of altered family and life circumstances. We consider men’s engagement with grandfatherhood as a means for so doing, illustrating how men make sense of the role through continuity...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0038038515572586

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Department:
Kellogg College
Sub department:
Ageing Institute (OIA)
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4720-791X
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociology Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
3
Pages:
594-610
Publication date:
2015-03-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-8684
ISSN:
0038-0385
Source identifiers:
597661
Language:
English
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pubs:597661
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uuid:7f4a4bc3-3a4e-453c-95cf-a2026c57702d
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pubs:597661
Deposit date:
2019-07-23

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