Situated Fathering: A Focus on Physical and Social Spaces

Situated Fathering: A Focus on Physical and Social Spaces

by William Marsiglio, Kevin Roy, Greer Litton Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742545695

ISBN-13: 9780742545694

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Until now, family scholars had not explicitly theorized and focused on how physical space shapes fathers' lives. A distinct volume of theoretical and empirical research, Situated Fathering addresses this oversight by proposing a new framework for studying how various contingencies of physical space in conjunction with social and symbolic issues affect men's identities…  See more details below

Overview

Until now, family scholars had not explicitly theorized and focused on how physical space shapes fathers' lives. A distinct volume of theoretical and empirical research, Situated Fathering addresses this oversight by proposing a new framework for studying how various contingencies of physical space in conjunction with social and symbolic issues affect men's identities as fathers and their involvement with children. Consistent with public interest in men's efforts to "be there" as providers and caregivers, this book explores issues associated with the barriers and supports to involvement that are part of the physical and social environment. Written largely for family scholars and students, it emphasizes a future-oriented perspective by outlining directions for theoretically guided research in specific, often gendered, fathering sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742545694
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
979,614
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Situated fathering : a spatially sensitive and social approach3
2Fatherhood and the social organization of space : an essay in subjective geography27
3Fathers and the navigation of family space and time49
4Contextual scenarios for stepfathers' identity construction, boundary work, and "fatherly" involvement73
5Nonresidential fathers : shifting identities, roles, and authorities99
6The haunted hero : fathering profiles of long-haul truckers119
7"Until the ball glows in the twilight" : fatherhood, baseball, and the game of playing catch141
8"Nobody can be a father in here" : identity construction and institutional constraints on incarcerated fatherhood163
9Situating fatherhood in responsible fatherhood programs : a place to explore father identity187
10Military fathers on the front lines209
11Farm dads : reconstructing fatherhood, the legacy of the land, and family in the fields of the midwest235
12"Gotta protect my own" : men parenting children in an abandoned city255
13Mexican American fathering in neighborhood context277
14Devoted dads : religion, class, and fatherhood299

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