A1 Journal article (refereed)
Vankeusaikana isyydelle annetut merkitykset ja jännitteiset tunteet isien kertomana (2020)

Terävä, J., & Eerola, P. (2020). Vankeusaikana isyydelle annetut merkitykset ja jännitteiset tunteet isien kertomana. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka, 85(2), 181-190. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020040110039

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Terävä, Johanna; Eerola, Petteri

Journal or series: Yhteiskuntapolitiikka

ISSN: 1455-6901

eISSN: 1458-6118

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 85

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 181-190

Publisher: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020040110039

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68857


Research on fatherhood among fathers serving custodial sentences Finland is a neglected topic. In this article we contribute to flling this gap by investigating the meanings imprisoned fathers attribute to their fatherhood and the emotions evoked by the combination of imprisonment and fatherhood. Interviews (N=14) were conducted in a Finnish closed prison and in open custodial institutions. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The analysis yielded two categories of emotions: giving strength and the loss of strength. The fathers’ strong emotional talk projected an image of fatherhood as a powerful and important issue in a man’s life. It also seems that despite the many emotional tensions related to being a father and serving a prison sentence, the fathers’ talk about their fatherhood was tightly bound to the cultural ideal of ‘good father’

Keywords: fathers; paternity; parenthood; prisons; prisoners; imprisonment; meanings (semantics); emotions

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2

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