Dobrowolna bezdzietność a przemiany tożsamości płci współczesnych kobiet i mężczyzn.
VOLUNTARY CHILDLESSNESS AND THE CHANGE OF GENDER IDENTITY OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN AND MEN
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: transformation of the modern family; voluntary childlessness; the cause of voluntary childless; gender identity; qualitative research
Summary/Abstract: The article dicusses the issue of the causes of voluntary childlessness in Poland from the gender perspective. It is an attempt to explore the micro-social determinants (how men and women understand and fulfill the concepts of masculinity and feminity) of remaining childless. The first part of the article includes an analysis of the socio-cultural context in studies on intentional childlessness. The latter part of the paper presents key findings from focus group interviews and in-depth interviews conducted with childless people (married men and women). The results obtained show a change in the gender identity scripts. However, that women (just more frequently than men) reinterpret the definition of femininity/masculinity questioning the parental role.
- Issue Year: 2014
- Issue No: 51
- Page Range: 97-116
- Page Count: 20