Constructing Fatherhood: Discourses and Experiences

Constructing Fatherhood: Discourses and Experiences

by Deborah Lupton, Lesley Barclay
     
 

ISBN-10: 076195340X

ISBN-13: 9780761953401

Pub. Date: 09/29/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761953401
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/29/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

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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