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Becoming One’s Parent

Roger J. Porter

in Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449871
eISBN:
9780801460968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449871.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines several autobiographies about father-child resemblance. In these texts the inquisitional children, despite initial assumptions to the contrary and the desire not to be who their ... More


Using visual technologies: young children’s perspectives on fathers

Susan Milner and Rita Chawla-Duggan

in Fathers, Families and Relationships: Researching everyday lives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331476
eISBN:
9781447331490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331476.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter illustrates father–child interactions in early childhood development, which has been the subject of intense policy interest over the past two decades, but where the challenges for ... More


Of Human Bonding: Integrating the Needs and Desires of Women, Men, and the Children Their Unions Produce

Elizabeth Marquardt

in What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729151
eISBN:
9780814724484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729151.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter argues that society can and should seek to renew marriage as a uniquely important integrator of male-female, mother-child, and father-child bonds. It identifies the many positive aspects ... More


Family constructions and caregiving practices

Natalie Booth

in Maternal Imprisonment and Family Life: From the Caregiver's Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352297
eISBN:
9781447352334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352297.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the nature and scope of caregiving practices within families to better understand how families can be constructed during maternal imprisonment. It discusses three distinct ... More


A Good Pal? Fathers’ Emotional Relationships

Laura King

in Family Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199674909
eISBN:
9780191753022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674909.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Family History

The key argument of this chapter is that this period witnessed a new psychological focus on the father–child relationship, as part of an ‘intensification’of parenting. However, experiences of this ... More


Responsible Family Men

Magdalena Wong

in Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528424
eISBN:
9789882203570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528424.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The chapter both stretches out from and synthesizes the husband-wife and father-child dyads. The term 'a real man' is reprised and the different ways this is understood by unmarried partners who ... More


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