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Men's Changing Roles in the Family : The Marriage and Family Review Series - Robert A. Lewis

Men's Changing Roles in the Family

The Marriage and Family Review Series

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How are men reacting to, perceiving, and behaving in light of the changes in gender roles. Here is an important volume that provides new and interesting reading about contemporary husbands and fathers.Men#xE2;#xAC;"s Changing Roles in the Family, offers an overview of the causes and consequences of changes in men#xE2;#xAC;"s family roles in recent decades.Experts introduce you to the issues, problems, and methods on the cutting edge of those disciplines that study men in the context of their families. Until now relatively little has been known empirically about men in contemporary families, and even less has been known about husbands and fathers from direct reports of the men themselves. This groundbreaking volume successfully closes this gap in the literature with an examination of the effects that fathers'growing involvement with their children have on their wives and themselves; a clinical assessment of some men#xE2;#xAC;"s angry reactions to separation and divorce and those special therapeutic goals and strategies that may help reduce their distress; examinations of the conflicting demands of the work world and the family upon some contemporary husbands and fathers and the negative effects of nonstandard work schedules upon men#xE2;#xAC;"s family life; and an examination of factors that make many men unhappy in patriarchal family structures. Men#xE2;#xAC;"s Changing Roles in the Family also contributes toward breaking new ground by examining family roles now performed by special groups of men. Finally, this important volume reports empirical findings about men in family-like relationships, illustrating evidence for the unique roles that male caregivers can offer children in day-care centers and reviewing current empirical studies of men#xE2;#xAC;"s friendships and their development.

Contents Preface Men's Changing Roles in Marriage and the Family Epiloge: Facilitating Future Change in Men's Family Roles Why Are Men Unhappy in Patriarchy? Angry, Abandoned Husbands: Assessment and Treatment Men's Work Schedules and Family Life Effects of Paternal Involvement on Fathers and Mothers Legal Changes and the Role of Fathers: Swedish Experiences The Legal Rights of Fathers in the U.S. A Black Perspective on the Father's Role in Child Development Father/Child Relationships: Beyond Kramer vs. Kramer Men Caring for the Young: A Profile Friendship Between Men Family Versus Career Responsibilities The Honey Moon--Some Options Bibliography Fatherhood: A Library Filmography Today's Spectrum of Fathering Examined Through Film Glossary of Major Terms

ISBN: 9780866565011
ISBN-10: 0866565019
Series: The Marriage and Family Review Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: January 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.6  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1