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'Learning her culture and growing up strong’: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander fathers, children and the sharing of culture

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Prehn, J and Guerzoni, M and Peacock, H, 'Learning her culture and growing up strong': Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander fathers, children and the sharing of culture, Journal of Sociology pp. 1-7. ISSN 1440-7833 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1440783320934188

Abstract

Indigenous fathers play a central role in the lives of Indigenous children growing up strong. For Australia’s Indigenous people, growing strong includes the possessing heightened levels of health, education and cultural knowledge. This article focuses on Indigenous fathers and how they understand the importance of sharing cultural activities with their children. We argue that the sharing of Indigenous cultural practices, and the subsequent telling of this narrative, are key enablers for Indigenous fathers to assist their families to flourish. We analyse qualitative data from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children to explore what components/aspects of Indigenous culture fathers perceive will assist children to strongly mature, how culture is transmitted, and what barriers fathers face in this process. Results show that according to participants, learning about culture, family and identity are components to helping children prosper, with collecting food the most common activity used to achieve this end.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aboriginal Fathers, Indigenous children, content analysis, culture, family
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Prehn, J (Dr Jacob Prehn)
UTAS Author:Guerzoni, M (Dr Michael Guerzoni)
UTAS Author:Peacock, H (Mr Huw Peacock)
ID Code:139010
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Social Work
Deposited On:2020-05-20
Last Modified:2021-03-09
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