All in the family: fatherhood and family diversity in South Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Morison, I.Lynch, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: FATHERHOOD
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-january-2015/all-in-the-family
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 8627

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Abstract

The growing body of South African research on fatherhood has considered its social and cultural significance, especially in relation to gender, class, race and heterosexuality. Far less attention has been given to fathers who identify as other than heterosexual. Tracy Morison, Ingrid Lynch and Vasu Reddy discuss some findings from their Ford Foundation-funded research on fatherhood, which turns the spotlight on gay and bisexual men, and explain why encouraging family diversity is important for us all.