Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair

Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair

by William Marsiglio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742546640

ISBN-13: 9780742546646

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

"In Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair, William Marsiglio addresses provocative and timely questions facing stepfathers, single mothers, and remarried couples today. This book speaks to those who study and work with stepfamilies as well as persons who have ever thought about or lived in a stepfamily." Marsiglio's social-psychological analysis explores the…  See more details below

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"In Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair, William Marsiglio addresses provocative and timely questions facing stepfathers, single mothers, and remarried couples today. This book speaks to those who study and work with stepfamilies as well as persons who have ever thought about or lived in a stepfamily." Marsiglio's social-psychological analysis explores the deep meanings men associate with being stepfathers and the way their inner worlds are shaped by their interactions with family, friends, professionals, and strangers. His nuanced approach captures both the private and public faces of being a stepfather. With an eye toward the future, Marsiglio outlines strategies at the individual, family, and social levels that can enhance stepfathers' lives as well as the lives of the birth mothers and children they touch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546646
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
319
Sales rank:
1,296,064
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Talking to stepdads1
2A lens for stepfathering17
3Getting started33
4Opening doors, being involved63
5Overlooked aspects of stepfathering97
6The name game127
7Claiming and bonding145
8Fathering visions, philosophy, and context169
9Layers of stepfathering203
10Taking action227
App. AStudy reflections, lessons, and recommendations245
App. BSample of "key issues" for semistructured interview guides : stepfather, birth mother, child273
Notes277
References297
Index311
About the author319

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