Fathers And Divorce / Edition 1

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Overview

In this ethnographic study, Terry Arendell gives voice to a group of divorced fathers on topics including: their rights as fathers; their relationship with former spouses; the injustices perpetrated by the ex-spouse and the legal system; the inherent differences between men and women; and the fractured nature of the post-divorce family. The author differentiates between

the strategies adopted by traditionalist divorced fathers and innovative ones, and suggests policy recommendations informed by this masculinist discourse.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803971899
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/23/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: DIVORCE IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA
Men and Divorce
Unanswered Questions
At the Crossroads of Family and Gender
Divorce in Context
PART TWO: DIVORCE INJUSTICE
A Masculinist Discourse of Divorce
The Law and 'Miscarriages of Justice'
PART THREE: THE MAJORITY STORY: CONVENTIONAL RESPONSES
Former Spousal Relations
'War without End'
Traditionalist Fathers
Disengagement and Absence
Neo-Traditionalist Fathers
Shifting Priorities
PART FOUR: THE MINORITY STORY: INNOVATIVE RESPONSES
Parenting Partnerships with Former Wives
Innovative, Nurturing Fathers
Making Progress, Making Policies

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