For Weineck, however, the power invested in this father is actually a product of "sonhood
"--that is, it is the son who--in either dutifully following the father's instruction or revolting against the father's interdiction--establishes the primacy and perverse legitimacy of the father figure.
"'In the Name of the Son': Fatherhood's Critical Legitimacy, Sonhood
and Masculinities in Chris Abani's GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames." English in Africa 38.2 (2011): 77-94.
Keywords: boys, boyhood, men, fathering, sonhood, mentoring, intergenerational relationships
Sonhood, which only a father can confer (as in Hector's gesture), seems to be the bridge from boyhood to manhood.
Your gallant battle-hosts and work-hosts, as the others did, will need to be made loyally yours; they must and will be regulated, methodically secured in their just share of conquest under you; joined with you in veritable brotherhood, sonhood
, by quite other and deeper ties than those of temporary day's wages!
This initial revision of the meaning of divine sonhood was also coupled with a thorough transformation of the essence of this "appellation." Tolstoy had a tendency to appropriate canonical Christian ideas, exploit their "religious suggestiveness" to enhance the weight of his ideas, and then yield them a whole other meaning altogether (Gutsche 95).
Interestingly, by trading physical divinity for a spiritual awareness of God, Tolstoy redefines divine sonhood as a psychological phenomenon; communion with God is a state of mind rather than literal co-substantiality.
When Zhegealu returned 'home,' he begged his mother for recognition of his sonhood
. His mother appeared unwilling and required an unrealistic precondition, reported in (5).
To approach Joe in particular in this way is to uncover unsuspected ambiguities in what might otherwise seem to be a straightforward poor-white fable of surrogate fatherhood and sonhood
Indeed, because I embrace a concept of "per sonhood
" that entails certain individual rights, though turning to more social notions of the "person" than do some other theorists, I often see no point in departing from more traditional terminology, hoping that I can convince a wider audience on its terms rather than my own.
He called on the 'Captains of Industry' to play their part in joining with the worker 'in veritable brotherhood, sonhood
, by quite other and deeper ties than those of temporary day's wages!' It was a call for solidarity which applied equally to the aristocracy: 'Men cannot live isolated: we are all bound together, for mutual good or else for mutual misery, as living nerves in the same body.
There is in the modern myths of sovereignty a symbolic overlap of sonhood
and motherhood that threatens the substantialist view of gender basic to hypermasculinity.