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Fathers Across Cultures.

Author: Jaipaul Roopnarine
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2015.
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Interest in the role of the father and his influence on children's development and economic well-being has grown considerably. This edited volume uses detailed accounts to provide culturally situated analysis of fathering in cultures around the world. The book's contributors, a multidisciplinary group of scholars, bring together the most recent theoretical thinking and research findings on fatherhood and fathering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roopnarine, Jaipaul.
Fathers Across Cultures: The Importance, Roles, and Diverse Practices of Dads.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jaipaul Roopnarine
ISBN: 9781440832321 1440832323
OCLC Number: 1058271657
Notes: African American Fathers in Contemporary Perspective: The Issue of Class Differences.
Description: 1 online resource (466 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Toward a Pancultural Understanding of Constructions and Meanings of Fathering; Conceptualizing and Defining Fathers' Roles Across Cultures; The Contents of the Book; References; Latin America and the Caribbean; 2. African-Caribbean Fathers: The Conflict between Masculinity and Fathering; Background; The Path to Manhood; Defining Manhood and Fathering; Raising the Ideal Child; Outside Children; Fatherwork with Children; Self-Assessment as Father; Discussion; Notes; The Caribbean; References; 3. Fathering in Brazil. Contextualizing Fathering in Brazilian FamiliesEvolution of the Legislation on Family and Parenting: Juridical Changes Affecting Paternity in Brazil; Brazilian Research on Fathering; Final Remarks; Note; References; 4. Fathering in México; Cultural Context of Fathering in México; Life Structure and Organization; Family, Work, and Economic Activities; Beliefs in Men's Role as Father and the Division of Roles; Transitions, Changes, and Continuities in Fathering; Complex Identities: Wife/Mother/Worker and Husband/Father/Worker. Theoretical-Methodological Frameworks from Where Men's Roles as Fathers Have Been ConceptualizedResearch on Diverse Roles of Men as Fathers: Social-Emotional and Cognitive Investment in Children's Lives; Father Involvement and Children's Development; Future Directions and Policy Implications; Work-Life Balance; Fathering Leave, Fathering Care, Nursery: A Matter of Rights; Right to Free, Enjoyable Fathering Without Risks; Associations Providing Assistance to Parents and Families; References; Europe and North America; 5. Contemporary Fatherhood in Sweden: Fathering across Work and Family Life. The Emergence of Fatherhood Research in SwedenDecision to Become a Dad-High Expectations and Careful Planning; Combining Work Life and Family Life; Fatherhood, Everyday Life, and Family-Related Work; Children's and Men's Perceptions of Involvement in Fatherhood; Concluding Discussion; Notes; Swedish Fatherhood and Gender Equality; References; 6. Fatherhood and Fathering in Eastern Europe; Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fatherhood; Father Involvement in Childrearing; Conclusions; Notes; References; 7. Fathers in Portugal: From Old to New Masculinities. Men in Families in Changing Social and Policy ContextsWork-Related Issues and Fathering; Past Research on Fathers: Main Approaches and Findings; Final Remarks; Associations and Governmental Bodies Dealing with Fathering Issues; References; 8. African American Fathers and Families within Cultural and Historical Perspective; African American Families: Cultural and Historical Context; African American Fathers Before, During, and After Reconstruction; Shifts in Father Presence and the Reshaping of Family Cultures: 1960s-1980s.

Abstract:

Interest in the role of the father and his influence on children's development and economic well-being has grown considerably. This edited volume uses detailed accounts to provide culturally situated analysis of fathering in cultures around the world. The book's contributors, a multidisciplinary group of scholars, bring together the most recent theoretical thinking and research findings on fatherhood and fathering in cultural communities across developed, recently developed, and developing societies. They address such issues as fathering and gender equality in caregiving, concepts of masculin.
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