Skip to main content

Fatherhood, Political Culture and the New Politics.

Yates, C., 2012. Fatherhood, Political Culture and the New Politics. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 17 (2), 204 -221.

Full text available as:

PCSYates3.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.


DOI: 10.1057/pcs.2012.18


This article discusses the trope of fatherhood and its deployment within the UK political scene to ask how and why this has become a strategy in the post-ideological context of contemporary party politics. It uses psychoanalytic ideas to explore the fantasies of what is at stake in such a move and explores how politicians can be read as symptomatic of broader struggles around hegemonic masculinity as represented within the celebritized arena of political culture.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:absent fathers; political culture; masculinity; coalition, David Cameron
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32639
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Aug 2019 14:14
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:17


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -