Parenting, Motherhood, and Fatherhood

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The transition to parenthood challenges self-identity, labor market positions, and gender relations. It brings about an emotional register and a new set of expectations and responsibilities. It also transforms everyday life and the spaces and places of daily life. Place and space play a substantial role in defining parenthood, mothering, and fathering both at a global, national, and local scale. Studies within geography on mothering and fathering have discussed in particular relationships between city form, social welfare systems, and local parenting cultures, as well as individual emotional geographies of parenthood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography
EditorsAudrey Kobayashi
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780081022962
ISBN (Print)9780081022955
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Caring
  • Class
  • Fathering
  • Gender
  • Gender contract
  • Life-stage blenders
  • Motherhood
  • Mothering
  • Parenthood
  • Parenting
  • Social reproduction
  • Transition to parenthood

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