Defiant Dads: Fathers' Rights Activists in America

Defiant Dads: Fathers' Rights Activists in America

by Jocelyn Elise Crowley
     
 

A balanced examination of fathers' rights groups that explores why they object to the current child support and child custody systems and what their political agenda would mean for their members' children or children's mothers.See more details below

Overview

A balanced examination of fathers' rights groups that explores why they object to the current child support and child custody systems and what their political agenda would mean for their members' children or children's mothers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801446900
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 A Coming Revolution in Fathers' Rights? 1

2 The Origins of Fathers' Rights Groups in the United States 14

3 Membership Dynamics in Fathers' Rights Groups 39

4 Becoming the Chief: Patterns of Leadership and Governance in Fathers' Rights Groups 76

5 Money Changes Everything, or American Child Support Policy 107

6 The Custody Wars 145

7 Frayed Ties: Fathers' Relationships with Mothers 174

8 The Ties That Bind: Fathers' Relationships with Their Children 212

9 "Crooked Trees," Activism, and Healing in Dissolved Families 247

Appendix A Research Methodology 271

Appendix B Unstructured Interview Guide 276

Appendix C No-Fault Divorce Legislation Dates, by State 279

Appendix D Number, Rate, and Percent of Births to Unmarried Women and Birthrate for Married Women: United States, 1950-2003 280

References 283

Index 301

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