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Constructing Fatherhood : Discourses and Experiences - Deborah Lupton

Constructing Fatherhood

Discourses and Experiences

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Published: 1st August 1997
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`It is a very impressive book. Its coverage of contemporary discourses of fatherhood is comprehensive. The theoretical stance is one that allows for complexity and fluidity. The authors write well, making even esoteric sociological and cultural theory accessible. I recommend it' - British Journal of Social Work



Constructing Fatherhood provides an analysis of the social, cultural and symbolic meanings of fatherhood in contemporary western societies. The authors draw on poststructuralist theory to analyze the representation of fatherhood in the `expert' literature of psychology, sociology and the health sciences, and in popular sources such as television, film, advertisements and child-care and parenting manuals and magazines. Men's own accounts of first-time fatherhood are also drawn upon, including four individual case studies.

`A very impressive book. Its coverage of contemporary discourses of fatherhood is comprehensive. The theoretical stance is one that allows for complexity and fluidity. The authors write well, making even esoteric sociological and cultural theory accessible. I recommend it, in particular, to child and family social workers or to those engaged in the study of this area of work, since constructions of mothering and fathering are so central to its occupational culture' - British Journal of Social Work

Theorizing Fatherhood
Poststructuralist Perspectives
'Expert' Discourses and the Construction of Fatherhood
Fatherhood in the Popular Media
Biographies of Fatherhood
Negotiating Fatherhood
Discourses and Experiences
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ISBN: 9780761953418
ISBN-10: 0761953418
Series: Practical Skills for Counselors
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32