Fathers, Fatherhood and Mental Illness. A Discourse Analysis of Rejection

Dariusz Galasiński


Fathers, Fatherhood and Mental Illness provides the first book-length study examining fathers' experiences of mental illness. It argues that a discourse analytic focus upon the experience of mental illness offers important insights not only to social scientists but also to mental health scholars and practitioners. Using micro-analytic discourse analysis, it shows that mental illness introduces feelings of failure and rejection in fatherhood, stripping away its socially expected authority. This causes an added degree of suffering to mentally ill fathers, as the idea of what it means to be a 'good father' is undermined by mental illness, thus meaning that fathers with a mental illness must carefully manage their identities and relationships. The book finishes with a postulate of a stronger focus on the discursive form of how mentally ill people account for their experiences and thus on their suffering.
Book typeMonograph
Author Dariusz Galasiński (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Dariusz Galasiński,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Publisher name (outside publisher list) PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
Publishing place (Publisher address)Basingstoke
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets9
URL http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/fathers-fatherhood-and-mental-illness-dariusz-galasinski/?K=9780230393011
Languageen angielski
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