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Open Access Toward a New Model of Fatherhood? Discourses on the Process of Paternal Involvement in Urban Spain ¿Hacia un nuevo modelo de paternidad? Discursos sobre el proceso de implicación paterna en la España urbana

In recent decades quantitative studies have documented an increase in paternal involvement. These changes have led to hypotheses of a new model of fatherhood. The aim of this paper is to explore the discourses of Spanish fathers regarding paternal involvement, identifying its structure and changing tendencies. The analysis is based on eight focus groups conducted in Madrid and Barcelona. Among the main findings we emphasize that the transition of fatherhood, not without contradictions, is causing the traditional homogeneous fatherhood to evolve toward a more complex and multidimensional conceptualization.

En las últimas décadas los estudios cuantitativos han demostrado un aumento en la implicación paterna. Estos cambios han supuesto la emergencia de la hipótesis de un nuevo modelo de padre. El objetivo de este trabajo es el de explorar los discursos de los padres españoles en torno a la implicación paterna con miras a identificar su estructura y tendencias al cambio. Para ello se analizan ocho grupos de discusión de padres realizados en Madrid y Barcelona. Entre los principales resultados destacamos el proceso de transición de la paternidad que, no sin contradicciones, hace evolucionar la paternidad tradicional homogénea hacia una concepción compleja y multidimensional de la misma.


Language: Spanish

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2017

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  • Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS) is a quarterly publication of the Center for Sociological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas - CIS), and constitutes one of the main editorial activities of CIS. REIS was first published in 1978, with the main goal of disseminating the results of sociological research aiming at a better understanding of the Spanish society. Its historic course and the high level of quality demanded on its contributions has situated REIS in an outstanding position as a reference journal in the area of the Social Sciences. The journal covers a wide range of topics in the field of Sociology and Political Science in general.

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