Reshaping Fatherhood

Reshaping Fatherhood

Reshaping fatherhood: Finding the models. Journal of Family issues, 14, 510-530. Daly, K. (1993b). Through the eyes of others: Reconstructing the meaning of fatherhood. In T. Haddad & L. Lam (Eds.), Reconstructing Canadian men and ...

Author: Anna Dienhart

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452250618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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This qualitative study of 18 shared parenting couples explores men's and women's resourcefulness as they create together alternatives to traditional parenting patterns. Narrative accounts show a diversity of possible ways to organize family life so both mothers and fathers can be active in parenting. The many strategies followed by these couples - including tag-team parenting, interchangeability of roles, and division of labor - share a flexibility which challenges the many researchers who are fixated on static models of gendered family life.
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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

The single father family: Demographic, economic, and public transfer use characteristics. ... Family man: Fatherhood, housework, and gender equity. ... Reshaping fatherhood: The social construction of shared parenting.

Author: H. Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135024093

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 338

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How much power does a father have to influence his children's development? A lively and often heated public debate on the role and value of the father in a family has been underway in the United States for the past decade. Nevertheless, we are far from understanding the complex ways in which fathers make contributions to their families and children. Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses the central questions of the role of fathers: Ž What is the impact of father involvement on child outcomes? Ž What factors predict increased involvement of fathers? Bringing together papers presented at the Conference on Father Involvement, this volume includes contributions by leading scholars in anthropology, demography, economics, family science, psychology, and sociology. Many of the contributors also address the implications of father involvement for family policy issues, including family leave, child care, and child support. Furthermore, the discussion of fatherhood ranges well beyond the case of intact, middle-class, white families to include fathers from various ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes and of varied marital status, including fathers of nonmarital children, single-father families, and nonresident fathers. Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses both practical and theoretical concerns, including: the redefinition of fatherhood changes over time in research on fatherhood the predictive power of fathers’activities on their children's adult outcomes the correlation between fathers’income and their involvement with their nonmarital children the influence of fathers on their sons’probability of growing up to become responsible fathers the effects of divorce on father-son and father-daughter relationships interventions that help to keep divorced fathers in touch with their children This comprehensive, powerful book combines pioneering empirical research with thoughtful consideration of the social and psychological implications of fatherhood. It is essential reading for researchers, policymakers, psychologists, and students of family studies, human development, gender studies, social policy, sociology, and human ecology.
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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

49-65 ) . New York : John Wiley & Sons , Inc. Da Vanzo , J. , & Rahman , M. O. ( 1993 ) . American families : Trends and correlates . Population Index , 59 , 350-386 . Daly , K. J. ( 1995 ) . Reshaping fatherhood ...

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789010151

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 327

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Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses the central questions of the role of fathers: What is the impact of father involvement on child outcomes? What factors predict increased involvement of fathers? This volume includes contributions by leading scholars in a multitude of fields. The discussion of fatherhood ranges well beyond the case of intact, middle-class, white families to include fathers from many other situations and ethnic groups. This comprehensive, powerful book combines pioneering empirical research with thoughtful consideration of the social and psychological implications of fatherhood.
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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

2 Reshaping Fatherhood Finding the Models KERRY J. DALY There is a belief that the “culture” of fatherhood (LaRossa, 1988) has changed dramatically insofar as there are heightened expectations for how fathers should act (Lamb, 1986; ...

Author: William Marsiglio

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452247007

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Recent social and cultural changes - such as transformation in the workplace, shifting marriage and divorce patterns, the growth of the women's movement and development of the men's movement - have all served to change the traditional family role of fathers and to force a re-examination of the interaction between fathers and children. This collection of empirical and theoretical articles presents new theoretical models and the results of current research on the role of fathers in families. The articles cover differences in culture, class, nationality and custodial status and focus on legal, economic and policy questions.
Categories: Social Science

Intimate Fatherhood

Intimate Fatherhood

Daly, K.J. (1995) 'Reshaping Fatherhood: Finding the Models', in Marsiglio, W. (ed.) Fatherhood; Contemporary Theory, Research and Social Policy. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Daly, K.J. (1996) 'Spending Time with the Kids: Meaning of Family ...

Author: Esther Dermott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134100637

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Fatherhood is gaining ever more public and political attention, stimulated by the increasing prominence of fathers’ rights groups and the introduction of social policies, such as paternity leave. Intimate Fatherhood explores discourses of contemporary fatherhood, men’s parenting behaviour and debates about fathers’ rights and responsibilities. The book addresses the extent to which fatherhood has changed by examining key dichotomies - culture versus conduct, involved versus uninvolved and public versus private. The book also looks at longstanding conundrums such as the apparent discrepancy between fathers’ acceptance of long hours spent in paid work combined with a preference for involved fathering. Dermott maintains that our current view of good fatherhood is related to new ideas of intimacy. She argues that in order to understand contemporary fatherhood, we must recognise the centrality of the emotional father-child relationship, that the importance of breadwinning has been overstated and that flexible involvement is viewed as more important than the amount of time spent in childcare. Drawing on original qualitative interviews and large-scale quantitative research, Intimate Fatherhood presents a sociological analysis of contemporary fatherhood in Britain by exploring our ideas of good fatherhood in relation to time use, finance, emotion, motherhood and policy debates. This book will interest students, academics and researchers in sociology, gender studies and social policy.
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Fragmenting Fatherhood

Fragmenting Fatherhood

... the complexity and diversity of fathering practices and the all-too-often 'hidden histories' of fathers' lives.52 Academic research has occupied a particularly powerful position in the reshaping of our understandings of fatherhood, ...

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847314550

Category: Law

Page: 324

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Debates about the future of fatherhood have been central to a range of conversations about changing family forms, parenting and society. Law has served an important, yet often neglected, role in these discussions, serving as an important focal point for broader political frustrations, playing a central role in mediating disputes, and operating as a significant, symbolic, state-sanctioned account of the scope of paternal rights and responsibilities. Fragmenting Fatherhood provides the first sustained engagement with the way that fatherhood has been understood, constructed and regulated within English law. Drawing on a range of disparate legal provisions and material from diverse disciplines, it sketches the major contours of the figure of the father as drawn in law and social policy, tracing shifts in legal and broader understandings of what it means to be a 'father'and what rights and obligations should accrue to that status. In thematically linked chapters cutting across substantive areas of law, the book locates fatherhood as a key site of contestation within broader political debates regarding the family and gender equality. Multiple visions of fatherhood, evolving unevenly over time across diverse areas of law, emerge from this analysis. Fatherhood is revealed as an essentially fragmented status and one which is intertwined in complex ways with the legal, cultural and political contexts in which discourses of parenthood are produced. Fragmenting Fatherhood provides an important and unique resource, speaking to debates about fatherhood across a range of fields including law and legal theory, sociology, gender studies, social policy, marriage and the family, women's studies and gender studies.
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Chinese Fatherhood Gender and Family

Chinese Fatherhood  Gender and Family

Family Relations 54(3): 335–345. Daly, Kerry J. 1995. Reshaping Fatherhood: Finding the Models. In Fatherhood: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Social Policy, ed. William Marsiglio, 21–40. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. ———. 2001.

Author: Mario Liong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137441867

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book is about how Chinese men make sense of and practise fatherhood within the context of changing gender conventions and socio-cultural conditions. Liong analyses data from participant observations at a men's centre, focus groups, and in-depth interviews, to assess the subjective experience and identities of Chinese fathers in Hong Kong, from a gender perspective. His findings show that economic provision, education, and marriage are the three "natural" and "normal" domains of paternity. Not being able to fulfil these requirements is a threat to fathers' masculinity, yet is also an opportunity for fathers to reflect upon these accepted conventions. In order to compensate, these men typically develop a closer and more caring relationship with their children, however these fathers still struggle with feelings of inferiority.
Categories: Social Science

Fatherhood in Late Modernity

Fatherhood in Late Modernity

Citizenship, Gender and Women's Movements in East Central Europe. London: Verso Everingham, C. and Bowers, T. (2006): Re-claiming or re-shaping fatherhood. Health Sociology Review, 15, pp. 96–103 Fathers Taking Parental Leave: Impact on ...

Author: Mechtild Oechsle

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783866495005

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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Changes in Fatherhood How do structural changes in the welfare state, in gender relations and work affect concepts and realities of fatherhood? The authors analyse cultural images and representations of fatherhood, varieties of fatherhood in relation to social backgrounds, organisational infl uences, as well as the impact of political and legal interventions on confi gurations of fatherhood. With an interdisciplinary approach this book’s contributions investigate the sometimes contradictory relationship between cultural representations and social practices of fatherhood. They contextualise diverse fatherhoods in various social backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and different national contexts. Refl ecting methodological challenges is crucial to the volume’s approach: Which parameters are used to quantify change? Which links and interactions between cultural, individual, organizational and societal dimensions do exist regarding the development of new social confi gurations of fatherhood? How can the complex interaction between structural constraints and agency be analysed? Can certain agents of change be identifi ed? How can social change be conceptualized? This volume links to international comparative research and shows how fruitful it can be to break disciplinary boundaries.
Categories: Social Science

Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Lamb , The Father's Role : Cross - Cultural Perspectives . 8. M. Ishii - Kuntz , " Paternal Involvement and Perception toward Family Roles , " Journal of Family Issues , 1994 , 15 , 30-48 . 9. K. Daly , " Reshaping Fatherhood : Finding ...

Author: Ross D. Parke

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674295188

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 319

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In this new book, Parke considers the father-child relationship within the "family system" and the wider society. Using the "life course" view of fathers, he demonstrates that men enact their fatherhood in a variety of ways in response to their particular social and cultural circumstances.
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Redefining Fatherhood

Redefining Fatherhood

“Spending Time with His Kids: Effects of Family Structure on Fathers' and Children's Lives. ... InLost Fathers: The Politics of Fatherlessness in America, edited by Cynthia Daniels. ... “Reshaping Fatherhood: Finding the Models.

Author: Nancy E. Dowd

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814719251

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 278

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Most fathers parent less than most mothers. Those fathers who do parent equally or more so than mothers are poorly supported by our society. For children this means a loss of adult care, as well as an ongoing and sharply defined differentiation between fathers and mothers. Fathers are not present in children's lives to a significant degree, if at all, or when they are present, they are often rendered socially invisible. For many men, their parenthood is defined as biological or economic, while a minority of men struggle against the presumption that they are not caregivers. In Redefining Fatherhood, Nancy Dowd argues that this skewed social pattern is mirrored and supported by law. Dowd makes the case for reenvisioning fatherhood away from genes and dollars, and toward nurture. Integrating economic, social and legal aspects of fathering, she makes the case for focusing on social, nurturing behavior as the core meaning of fatherhood. In this nuanced and complex analysis, she explores the barriers to redefinition, including concepts of masculinity, the interconnections between fathers and mothers, male violence and homophobia. Redefining Fatherhood offers a progressive view on how men, and society at large, can change understandings and practices of fatherhood.
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