Faroese Fatherhood. Exploring everyday life, family relations and masculinity across two generations of men in contemporary Faroe Islands
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Runa Preeti Ísfeld, Lív Patursson, Kjartan Sleire og Kári Holm Johannesen
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The general aim of this project is to carry basic research with the expected impact of providing a deeper knowledge base about the shifting and dynamic interplay between family life, working life, and cultural and social values in present-day Faroe Islands.The project addresses the everyday lives, gender identities, and intergenerational relations of men of diverse backgrounds (regarding age, educational level, socio-economic status, etcetera). On the overall level, FFP will contribute to rethinking fatherhood and masculinityin the Faroe Islands in support of a society on equalright and dignity. The purposeof the project is to generate new insights, develop new knowledge, and identify existing manifestations og gender inequalities in society. FFP will develop and initiate new approaches to understand Faroese men masculinities, with focus on fathers and "fathering", using the following research questions: RQ1 - How do men themselves describe and explain images og ideal fatherhood (the "perfect father") in relation to own experiences, strategies and ambitions? RQ2 - In which way has the history of the Faroese family influenced dominant images of fathers and fatherhood through generations? RQ3 - Are men of different background (age, class, region/island, etcetera) representatives of different (compering) styles of fatherhood today? RQ4 - How does gender equality policy and debate resonate and affect the role and status of the father in Faroese family?
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