On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America

On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America

by Susan S. Chuang
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739118811

ISBN-13: 9780739118818

Pub. Date: 02/03/2010

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Over the past several decades, researchers as well as social policymakers and educators have acknowledged the importance that fathers play in their children's lives. A good deal of research on fathering has been conducted among Euro-American families in North America. However, our understanding of fathering across various ethnic groups remains limited. Throughout

Overview

Over the past several decades, researchers as well as social policymakers and educators have acknowledged the importance that fathers play in their children's lives. A good deal of research on fathering has been conducted among Euro-American families in North America. However, our understanding of fathering across various ethnic groups remains limited. Throughout Canada and the United States, the immigrant population has been growing rapidly. Currently, no book has delineated the field of immigrant fathering from a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary perspective which includes theory, research, and social policy. Researchers are widely recognizing that the theoretical frameworks and models of parenting, and more specifically, fathering, that were based on Euro-American families may not be relevant to other ethnic groups. As researchers refine theoretical and methodological approaches to understand fathering within sociocultural contexts, they become more cognizant of the varying meanings of parenting between and within ethnic groups. On New Shores extends the understanding of fathering in ethnic minority families and specifically focuses on immigrant fathers_an area which has remained fairly unchartered. The book provides readers with a richer and more comprehensive approach to how researchers, practitioners, and social policymakers can examine fathering among ethnic minority families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739118818
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/03/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Multidisciplinary and Multi-methodological Approaches on Fathering in Immigrant Families Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Many Faces of Fatherhood: Some Thoughts about Fatherhood and Immigration Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Family Acculturation and Change: Recent Comparative Research Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Immigrant Fathers: A Demographic Portrait Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Immigrant Fathers' Labor Market Activity and Its Consequences for the Family Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Transcending Confucian Teachings on Fathering: A Sign of the Times or Acculturation? Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Asian Immigrant Fathers as Primary Caregivers of Adolescents Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Korean Immigrant Fathering: Dealing with Two Cultures Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Acculturation via Creolization: Constructing Latino American Fathering Identities Chapter 11 Chapter 10. Immigration and Latino Fatherhood: A Preliminary Look at Latino Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Fathers Chapter 12 Chapter 11. Breaking New Ground: Dominican, Mexican, and Chinese Fathers and Families Chapter 13 Chapter 12. Studying Immigrant Fathering: Methodological and Conceptual Challenges Chapter 14 Chapter 13. Imagining the Future of Immigrant Fathers

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