Introduction: On (Writing) Fathers

Jonathan Wyatt, Tony Adams

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In this article, the authors provide a context for, and an introduction to, the contributions in this special issue on sons and fathers. After alluding to the rich heritage of literature on sons and fathers, the authors propose three themes that run through this collection: the continuing significance of son-father relationships, the act of writing such relationships into being, and the “clunky intimacy” conveyed.They follow this with an outline of the lines of inquiry contained within each of the subsequent articles, and conclude by drawing attention to the absences left within and by this issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Fathers
  • Sons
  • Writing

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