Making Men into Fathers: Men, Masculinities and the Social Politics of Fatherhood

Making Men into Fathers: Men, Masculinities and the Social Politics of Fatherhood

by Barbara Hobson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521809274

ISBN-13: 9780521809276

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Prominent scholars in gender studies and the critical studies of men consider herein how varied institutional settings and policy influence the development of new models of fatherhood, and determine choices. The authors provide new insights from different historical and societal perspectives into the studies of men as gendered subjects, including the role of

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Prominent scholars in gender studies and the critical studies of men consider herein how varied institutional settings and policy influence the development of new models of fatherhood, and determine choices. The authors provide new insights from different historical and societal perspectives into the studies of men as gendered subjects, including the role of transnational and global issues on the practices of fatherhood, and the emergence of men's movements in contesting and reimaging fatherhood.

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ISBN-13:
9780521809276
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

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Preface
Introduction: making men into fathers1
Pt. 1Who fathers?
1Coresidential paternal roles in industrialized countries: Sweden, Hungary and the United States25
Pt. 2Men in social policy and the logics of cash and care
2Citizens, workers or fathers? Men in the history of US social policy61
3Compulsory fatherhood: the coding of fatherhood in the Swedish welfare state92
4The problem of fathers: policy and behavior in Britain125
5A new role for fathers? The German case150
6Transformations of fatherhood: the Netherlands168
Pt. 3Resisting and reclaiming fatherhood
7Making sense of fatherhood: the non-payment of child support in Spain191
8The Fatherhood Responsibility Movement: the centrality of marriage, work and male sexuality in reconstructions of masculinity and fatherhood213
Pt. 4Theorizing men, masculinities and fatherhood
9Men, fathers and the state: national and global relations245
10Epilogue273
Notes287
References295
Index323

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