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Être père « solo » : un modèle de « bon » père à construire au quotidien ?

Abstract : This article tackles the perception of the parental role of single fathers and how it was « rephrased » with the start of a single-parent family. How do these fathers perform their role in their daily lives? Do they take on the « traditional » attributes of both mother and father roles? The article aims to study the daily issues those fathers face (doubts, reflexivity on parental practices and relation to the norm...) stemming from the lack of example of what is a « good » single father. We will study how these fathers build a model of « good » parenthood and what are the essential elements that define it (cope with the two roles, care of the children, reflexivity...). Finally, we will tackle the idea according to which, single fatherhood is parenthood « under surveillance », provoking parental habits of aiming for a « perfect parenthood ». Throughout the article, we will show how it is the role of the single father to create a new way of doing, based on two socially gendered roles.
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Alexandra Piesen. Être père « solo » : un modèle de « bon » père à construire au quotidien ?. Encyclo. Revue de l'école doctorale ED 382, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2019, Maternités, paternités : représentations, pratiques, nouvelles perspectives, pp.71-90. ⟨hal-02469966v2⟩



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