Domestic ageing masculinities and grandfathering

Tarrant, Anna (2015) Domestic ageing masculinities and grandfathering. In: Masculinities and place. Ashgate, Surrey, pp. 241-255. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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The aim of this chapter is to examine the spatiality of the theoretically paradoxical performances of ageing domestic masculinities. I do this through an analysis of 31 qualitative, semi-structured interview narratives obtained from men who are grandfathers in the UK. I argue that these men’s grandfathering practices, and consequently their performances of ageing masculinities, are simultaneously intersectional, relational and situated and are significant to the material and social relations that shape the home. Results demonstrate that men negotiate the intersections of their masculinities and ageing in multiple and variable ways that are spatially constituted.

Keywords:Grandfathering, Home, Ageing, Masculinities
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:29635
Deposited On:17 Nov 2017 12:00

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