The History of Fatherhood in Norway, 1850–2012

  • Authors
  • Jørgen Lorentzen

Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 13-70
  4. Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 71-106
  5. Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 107-163
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-190

About this book


The first study of its kind, this book traces 150 years of the history of fatherhood in Scandinavia and shows how Scandinavian gender equality policy has important implications for the rest of the world. Among other interesting findings, Lorentzen reveals that the modern-day rise in equality fathering can be traced back to the 19th century.


criticism democratization family father gender humour quality research

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