Fatherhood 4.0: IDad Applications Across Cultures

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Insomniac Press, 2010 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 195 pages
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Some of Canada's most acclaimed multicultural personalities, public figures, intellectuals, entertainers, athletes, and activists share stories, memories, insights, and revelations about fatherhood, from the comic to the tragic. Through critical essays, first-person musings, interviews, conversations, spoken word, and dub poetry, this collection examines the place where cross-cultural fatherhood intersects with the worlds of technology, hip hop, and hipster culture - a cool diverse dads movement! As an African-Canadian fatherhood advocate, Dalton Higgins also digs around to see how black fathers of this millennium are faring, as academics and pundits have debated for decades what is at the heart of the problem when it comes to the much-publicized shortcomings of black fathers. Fatherhood 4.0 spots trends across a newer generation of media-savvy multi-culti dads influenced by everything from George Lopez and Bill Cosby to the Osbournes and Obama, with keen insights and essays from fatherhood activists. It includes essays on the "baby daddy" phenomenon and Bob Marley, pops in popular culture, technology and parenting, and crucial research on aboriginal fatherhood by Dr. Jessica Ball. The book contains candid interviews with: Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin, Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario, Bollywood Boulevard's Mohit Rajhans, George Elliott Clarke, Hal Niedzvicki, Lawrence Hill, Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, dramatist Richard Lee, the CBC's Matt Galloway, social entrepreneur Sol Guy, Plex, and more!
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Bob Marley and the Wailers
29
Pops in Popular Culture
75
Daddy Digital Mr Mom 2022
133
Indigenous Fathers
141
Hip Hop Pops and Baby Daddies
151
Yo Dada Dada
157
Tupac and Mark
163
The New School Activists
171
Brandon Hay
178
The Future of Fathering
187
Notes
193
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Dalton Higgins is a widely read blogger (daltonhiggins.wordpress.com) and is considered one of Canada's foremost experts on popular culture. Higgins' other books include Hip Hop World, Hip Hop, and Much Master T: One VJ's Journey. Higgins co-directed and produced More Than a Haircut, the critically acclaimed documentary about black fathers and barbershop culture

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