White, Afrikaans men’s involvement in reproductive decision-making

Dr Morison and Prof Macleod


This research focuses on Afrikaans men’s and women’s narratives of their parenthood decisions, that is, the initial decision to have their first child (or, put another way, to become a parent). These accounts are either anticipated or prospective, in the case of young people who have never had children, or retrospective, in the case of older people who have had children already. The particular emphasis is on male involvement, with a view of exploring how gender roles associated with the particular dynamic and changing constructions of gender (i.e., “white” Afrikaner masculinity) inform male involvement in reproductive decision-making.

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