Fathers and Divorce

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SAGE Publications, Feb 23, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 315 pages
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In this ethnographic study, Terry Arendell gives voice to a group of divorced fathers on topics including: their rights as fathers; their relationship with former spouses; the injustices perpetrated by the ex-spouse and the legal system; the inherent differences between men and women; and the fractured nature of the post-divorce family. The author differentiates between

the strategies adopted by traditionalist divorced fathers and innovative ones, and suggests policy recommendations informed by this masculinist discourse.

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Arendell is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Colby College. Her interests include interpretive sociology, family, gender, feminist theory, and qualitative research methods.

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