On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

August 2009 CHOICE
This book, incorporating relevant theoretical frameworks and multidisciplinary empirical research on the process of acculturation of non-European immigrant fathers and their families, provides several insights and a wealth of information. It will serve as a major reference and a basis for future research for those interested in immigration and change.
Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739118818
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/3/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan S. Chuang is associate professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Robert P. Moreno is associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University.

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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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