Father's pride? Fatherhood in industrializing communities

Walker, Andrew (2007) Father's pride? Fatherhood in industrializing communities. In: Gender and fatherhood in the nineteenth century. Gender and history . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 113-125. ISBN 9781403995155

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Abstract

The dual role of the father as family man and provider has received surprisingly little attention and, despite recent work on the development and consolidation of the 'breadwinner ideal', there has been little examination of how this ideal wasimplemented and negotiated within distinctive workplaces. This chapter argues that the sexual division of labour and the role of the father in the home and the workplace were contingent on particularities of specific occupations, labour markets and cultures, and that older patterns of gendered labour were not always displaced. Based on the Sheffield trades and the South Yorkshire mining industry, it explores the reproduction of the paternal role in the workplace, and the reltionships between particular patterns of family labour and wider cultural discourses on fatherhood.

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Additional Information:The dual role of the father as family man and provider has received surprisingly little attention and, despite recent work on the development and consolidation of the 'breadwinner ideal', there has been little examination of how this ideal wasimplemented and negotiated within distinctive workplaces. This chapter argues that the sexual division of labour and the role of the father in the home and the workplace were contingent on particularities of specific occupations, labour markets and cultures, and that older patterns of gendered labour were not always displaced. Based on the Sheffield trades and the South Yorkshire mining industry, it explores the reproduction of the paternal role in the workplace, and the reltionships between particular patterns of family labour and wider cultural discourses on fatherhood.
Keywords:Fatherhood, Nineteenth Century, gender, Division of labour, Sheffield trades, Mining
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:687
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:14 May 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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