"I Didn't Divorce My Kids!": How Fathers Deal With Family Break-ups


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783593385464
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gerhard Amendt is professor of sociology at the University of Bremen, Germany. He is the author of The New Stork and How Mothers See Their Sons.

Table of Contents


1. Divorce from a Socio-Political Perspective
2. What Men Say about Their Divorces: Fifteen Case Histories 
    Divorce by Fax - Martin W.
    Fatherhood after the Loss of Joint Parenthood – Peter T.
    A "Vacation Dad" per Court Decree – Richard B.
    When the Wife is Declared Insane – Ian L.
    When the Youth Welfare Office Joins Forces with the Mother  – Frederick H.
    When Children Are Expected to Decide About the Relationship – Aaron S.
    A Last minute Trip to Jamaica – Chris O.
    “Daddy, you're not paying any child-support!" - Harry T.
    When the Daughter Takes Care of the Father – Philip M.
    The Accusation of Abuse As a Conflict Strategy – Toby V.

    “Isn't that the guy they accused of sexual abuse?" Herb E.              E.
    Uncertain Paternity – Manfred S.
    New Fathers Unwanted? George T.
    A Peculiar Love Triangle – John D.
    Divorce As a Cause of Illness – Gabe H.

3. "Visitation Time" – How Fathers Spend Time with Their Children

4.  What Makes Fathers Sever Relations with Their Children?
5. Intimate Violence, Health and Professional Help

Conclusions: New Perspectives on the Discourse of Divorce

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