Fatherhood

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Harvard University Press, 1996 - 319 σελίδες
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It has been said that fathers are a biological necessity but a social accident. Fifteen years ago, when Ross Parke first wrote about fathers for the Developing Child series, American culture seemed to adhere strongly to the stereotype of Dad the breadwinner, pacing outside the delivery room and peeking through the nursery window, and Mom the homemaker, warming bottles and changing diapers. Simple--in fact, a bit too simple. In the intervening years the conventional image of the uninvolved father has given way to a new stereotype: the father who takes an active part in rearing his children.

The dramatic technological, economic, and ideological changes in society over the past several decades have reconfigured the nuclear family and redefined the role of fathers. More women now work outside the home; fewer families can depend on an extended network of relatives for help with childcare; more divorced fathers assume or share custody of their children. Fathers have become partners in parenthood, wielding a more direct influence on their children's development. But, Parke asks, is the new ideal of fathers--participating in childbirth and sharing in the care and feeding of their children--any more accurate than the earlier uninvolved father stereotype?

Social scientists have long ignored fathers, focusing on mothers as the significant figure in infant development. But research is showing that maternal caretaking is not biologically fixed, nor are fathers necessarily restricted to a secondary role in childcare. Turning away from well-worn theories in favor of direct observation, modern studies have revealed a substantial amount about how fathers behave with their children, how this behavior differs from maternal behavior, and how it affects children.

In this new book, Parke considers the father-child relationship within the "family system" and the wider society. Using the "life course" view of fathers that has emerged in recent years, he demonstrates that men enact their fatherhood in a variety of ways in response to their particular social and cultural circumstances. And while it is becoming clear that fathers play an important role in their children's lives, it is also becoming clear that fathering is good for men.

 

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Περιεχόμενα

Infancy and Beyond
44
What Determines Fathers Involvement?
73
Socialization and Sociability
119
Intellectual Development
156
Divorce Custody and Remarriage
179
Innovations in Fathering
224
Notes
259
Suggested Reading
313
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Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a past President of Division 7, the Developmental Psychology Division, of the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 received the g. Stanley Hall Award from this APA division. Park was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1997. He is currently editor of the Journal of Family Psychology and has served as editor of Developmental Psychology and as associate editor of Child Development. Parke is author of "Fatherhood"; co-author of "The Throwaway Father", with Armin Brott; and co-editor of "Family-Peer Relationships: In Search of the Linkages", with Gary Ladd, "Children in Time and Place", with Glen Elder and John Modell, and "Exploring Family Relationships with other Social Contexts", with Sheppard Kellam. Parke's research has focused on early social relationships in infancy and childhood. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is well known for his early work on the effects of punishment, aggression, and child abuse and for his work on the father's role in infancy and early childhood. His current work focuses on the link between family and peer social systems and on the impact of economic stress on families of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

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