Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 1996 - Social Science - 336 pages
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A compelling and controversial exploration of absentee fathers and their impact on the nation.
 

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FATHERLESS AMERICA: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

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Fatherlessness is the root of every social evil, says Blankenhorn, who calls for a return of the Good Family Man and government enforcement of the ``father role.'' According to Blankenhorn, founder of ... Read full review

Fatherless America: confronting our most urgent social problem

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Fatherlessness has been a hot-button issue since 1992, when Vice President Dan Quayle lambasted TV's Murphy Brown for "mocking the importance of fathers." This book sets the tone for further debate on ... Read full review

Contents

The Diminishment of American Fatherhood
9
Fatherless Society
25
The Lost Idea
49
The Unnecessary Father
65
The Old Father
84
The New Father
96
The Deadbeat
124
The Visiting Father
148
The Sperm Father
171
The Stepfather and the Nearby
185
The Good Family Man
201
A Father for Every Child
222
Notes
235
Index
317
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