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Overview

In what ways do men think about and express themselves as procreative beings? Under what circumstances do they develop paternal identities? What is their involvement with partners during the pregnancy and delivery process, and how do they feel about it?

In Procreative Man, William Marsiglio addresses these and other timely questions with an eye toward the past, present, and future. Drawing upon writings ranging from sociology to biomedicine, Marsiglio develops a novel framework for exploring men's multifaceted and gendered experiences as procreative beings. Addressing such issues as how men feel about their limited role in the abortion decision and process, how important genetic ties are for men who want to be fathers, and men's reactions to infertility, Marsiglio shows how men's roles in creating and fathering human life is embedded within a rapidly changing cultural and sociopolitical environment.

The most comprehensive analysis of men and procreation, this theoretically informed work challenges us to expand our vision of fatherhood.

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"I am grateful to William Marsiglio for having done this book. . . The bibliography alone, wonderfully interdisciplinary, including some classics but brought right up to date, makes the book indispensible. Want to know what is known about men and birth control, men and childbirth, men and abortion? This is the place to begin your research."

-American Journal of Sociology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814755792
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Marsiglio is Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida, has written extensively on the social psychology of men's sexuality, fertility, and fatherhood. His most recent books include Procreative Man and Fatherhood: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Social Policy.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Men and Procreation 1
2 Transformations of the Procreative Man 31
3 Gender, Sex, and Reproduction 49
4 Birth Control 63
5 Abortion and Gender Politics 86
6 Pathways to Paternity and Social Fatherhood 102
7 The Future of Procreative Men 147
Notes 193
References 229
Index 261
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