Fathers and Divorce

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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 ...

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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780803971882
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/27/1995
  • Pages: 315

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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