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dc.contributor.advisorQuayle, Michael Frank.
dc.creatorForder-Eagles, Poppy Jacqueline.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-12T09:41:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-12T09:41:04Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/14457
dc.descriptionMaster of Social Science in Psychology. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study set out to investigate the ways in which first‐time parents construct their gender identity as they grapple with a new addition to the family soon after the birth of their first child. Two white middle‐class heterosexual couples participated in the semi‐structured interviews. The study took a social constructionist perspective and the data analysis followed a critical discourse analysis approach. The broad findings are fivefold: competing ideologies persist within these comparatively modern couples’ discourses; equality is a disruption to gender identity; the construction of motherhood compared to fatherhood is asymmetrically evaluative; for these mothers, the transition from non‐parent to parent is a more embodied experience; and the transitional period of becoming a parent provides both opportunity and resistance towards new versions of gender identity.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subject.otherParenting.en_US
dc.subject.otherGender.en_US
dc.subject.otherFeminity.en_US
dc.subject.otherMasculinity.en_US
dc.titleGender and parenting : the (re)production and (re)negotiation of gender identity in the context of first time parenting.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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