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Fatherhood
Contemporary Theory, Research, and Social Policy

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April 1995 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Shifting marriage and divorce patterns, transformation in the workplace, the growth of the women's movement and the development of the men's movement, all these social and cultural changes have changed fathers' traditional family roles and forced a reexamination of how fathers and children interact. Progress in this new understanding of fathers is highlighted in Fatherhood, a volume of empirical and theoretical research on fathers in families. The research pieces, written by such well-known scholars as Furstenberg, Seltzer, and Greif, examine differences in culture, class, nationality, and custodial status. The chapters focus on legal, economic, and policy questions, as well as on the interaction between fathers and children within the family. Some of the topics explored are fathers' involvement in child care, fathering in the inner city, and single fathers who have custody of their children. Fatherhood is the most current assessment of our research base on fatherhood available for professional, scholarly, and classroom use and is important reading for those interested in men's studies, family studies, gender studies, sociology, psychology, and social work.

Michael S Kimmel
Foreword
 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF FATHERHOOD SCHOLARSHIP, THEORY, AND SOCIAL POLICY
William Marsiglio
Fatherhood Scholarship
An Overview and Agenda for the Future

 
Kerry J Daly
Reshaping Fatherhood
Finding the Models

 
Alan J Hawkins et al
Rethinking Fathers' Involvement in Child Care
A Developmental Perspective

 
Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman, Kay Pasley and Cheryl Buehler
Developing a Middle-Range Theory of Father Involvement Postdivorce
William Marsiglio
Fathers' Diverse Life Course Patterns and Roles
Theory and Social Interventions

 
 
PART TWO: FATHERHOOD RESEARCH AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE
Masako Ishii-Kuntz
Paternal Involvement and Perception toward Fathers' Roles
A Comparison between Japan and the United States

 
Frank F Furstenberg Jr
Fathering in the Inner-City
Paternal Participation and Public Policy

 
Jane Mosley and Elizabeth Thomson
Fathering Behavior and Child Outcomes
The Role of Race and Poverty

 
Judith A Seltzer and Yvonne Brandreth
What Fathers Say about Involvement with Children after Separation
Geoffrey L Greif and Alfred DeMaris
Single Fathers with Custody
Do They Change over Time?

 
William Marsiglio
Stepfathers with Minor Children Living at Home
Parenting Perceptions and Relationship Quality

 
Carl Bertoia and Janice Drakich
The Fathers' Rights Movement
Contradictions in Rhetoric and Practice

 
Scott Coltrane
The Future of Fatherhood
Social, Demographic and Economic Influences on Men's Family Involvements

 

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