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Masculinities and vulnerability: the solitary discourses and practices of African-Caribbean and white working-class fathers

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Williams,Robert (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2009
ISBN:
1097-184
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Social classes, Caribbean people, masculinity, United Kingdom, Afro-Caribbean, Whites, Fatherhood
Notes:
The links between social connectedness and the health experiences of men have been a neglected focus for research. Findings indicate that African-Caribbean and white working-class fathers, in the United Kingdom, were involved in solitary ways of feeling, thinking, and acting to deal with the vulnerability associated with health concerns, the psychological experience of stress, and difficulties in personal relationships. Those solitary experiences were associated, within men's stories, with conservative and complicit forms of masculinity.