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. Redefining Fatherhood by Nancy E.
Matt Prestbury , founder of Black Fathers, a closed Facebook group for actively involved fathers. Assistant pre-school teacher.
Science proves he's worth more. Studies show children with involved fathers, stepdads or father figures are less likely to get in trouble with the law, tend to do better in school and are more likely to hold a job.
Christine Horne. One of the primary examples of this was the original God of War trilogy. Integrating economic, social and legal aspects of fathering, she makes the case for focusing on social, nurturing behavior as the core meaning of fatherhood. Scott Coltrane. Choose Store. We appreciate your feedback.
Going halfsies on parenting seemed as obvious as the pants on our legs. Unfortunately, our research shows less than one-third are able to achieve that goal, leaving many fathers feeling conflict between personal and professional life.
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