HIDDEN PERSPECTIVES IN THE DISCOURSE OF DIVORCE

Gerhard Amendt (amendt@uni-bremen.de)

Abstract


The political discourse about the consequences of divorce is dominated to a large extent by clichés about fathers and mothers. Further research into this area is often not objective being ideologically driven and favouring the concept of ‘the enemy’. Such research cannot contribute to finding a solution to conflicts and is therefore unsuitable for divorcing couples or the development of health-political strategies. We urgently need solution-oriented research about consequences of divorce and its legal framework that is based on a detailed analysis of the underlying relationships.

Keywords: divorce, fathers, mothers, public health policy, legal proceedings


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