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Author Samuel, Lawrence R., author.

Title American fatherhood : a cultural history / Lawrence R. Samuel.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.8742 Sa49a 2016    ---  Available
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Description xii, 187 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents America's newest endangered species -- The new fatherhood -- The daddytrack -- The role of a lifetime -- Manny knows best.
Summary "American Fatherhood: A Cultural History traces changes in what it means to be a dad in America, from the 1960s through today. The book begins with an overview of fatherhood in America from the "founding fathers" through the 1950s and progresses to the role of fathers as they were encouraged to move beyond being simply providers to becoming more engaged parents, navigating complex and changing gender and family expectations. By tracing the story of fatherhood in the United States over the course of the last half-century, American Fatherhood reveals key insights that add to our understanding of American culture. The book argues that, for most of the twentieth century, male parents were urged to embrace the values and techniques of motherhood. In recent years, however, fathers have rejected this model in place of one that affirms and even celebrates their maleness and their relationships with their children. After decades of attempting to adopt the parenting styles of women, in other words, men have finally forged a form of child-raising that is truer to themselves. In short, fatherhood has become a means of asserting, rather than denying or suppressing, masculinity--an original and counterintuitive argument that makes us rethink the idea and practice of being a dad today."--Jacket.
Subject Fatherhood -- United States -- History.
Fathers -- United States -- History.
Families -- United States -- History.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Fatherhood. (OCoLC)fst00921848
Fathers. (OCoLC)fst00921865
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781442248106 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1442248106 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781442248113 (electronic)
Standard No. 40025521567

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