The Awkward Spaces of Fathering

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Science - 253 pages
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The author explores how fathering identities are shaped by family and community spaces and aims to move the definition of 'fathering' beyond its definition in opposition to 'mothering'. In doing so, he provides insights into the contradictory nature of fathers' lives and argues that the emotional work of fathering is an heroic act.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Partially Remembered Stories
15
Some Histories and Geographies
29
Recovering Fatherhood
55
Cinematic Landscapes and Leaking Bodies
73
The Inevitable Father
95
Stretching the Imagination
115
Tactics Strategies and Lines of Flight
129
Migrant Moves
143
Geographic Solutions and Trials by Space
169
Punctured Domesticity
189
Coming Home
211
Fathers Beside Themselves
229
References
235
Index
249
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Professor Stuart C. Aitken, San Diego State University, USA and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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