Knowledge base: SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Settings and your account

Back

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

Authors:

  • Dariusz Galasiński

Abstract

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.

Record ID
IMPORT-BOOK-00017206
Book type
Monograph
Author
Dariusz Galasiński Dariusz Galasiński,, Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Publisher name (outside publisher list)
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
Publishing place (Publisher address)
Basingstoke
Pages
208
Publication size in sheets
9.00
ISBN
9780230393028
Issue year
2013
URL
http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/fathers-fatherhood-and-mental-illness-dariusz-galasinski/?K=9780230393011 opening in a new tab
Language
(en) English
File
  • File: 1
    Doc-2010-02-15-2013-16-39.pdf
    of 14-09-2015
    1 MB
    Request has been registered
Score (nominal)
25
Additional fields
  • Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL: http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=17206
  • Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL: http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=17206

Cite


Uniform Resource Identifier
http://192.168.13.97/info/book/IMPORT-BOOK-00017206/

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perishopening in a new tab system.


Confirmation
Are you sure?
Report incorrect data on this page