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ERIC Number: EJ812389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Men and Motors? Fathers' Involvement in Children's Travel
Barker, John
Early Child Development and Care, v178 n7-8 p853-866 2008
Whilst there is a growing body of literature considering the different settings in which young children spend their time, less explored is how children travel to and from the different everyday spaces of childhood. Although research on gendered carescapes has identified the central role of mothers in caring for and escorting children, as well as the changing role of fathers, little attention has been paid to the role of and expectations from fathers in relation to undertaking these escorting tasks. Drawing upon research conducted in the UK with young children and their families, this paper contributes to existing debates by exploring the role of fathers in escorting children to a variety of settings, considering how fathers may have diverse experiences of escorting. It also explores how cars play a particularly important role in fathers' escort of children, and how fathers' involvement may create particular masculine styles of caring which are distinctive from those children experience with mothers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom