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Fathers in cultural context / edited by David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, Michael E. Lamb
New York ; London : Routledge, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ756 .F3845 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fathers -- Cross-cultural studies
Fatherhood -- Cross-cultural studies
Physical Description xxii, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents Fathers in Chinese culture: from stern disciplinarians to involved parents / Xuan Li and Michael E. Lamb -- Fathering in Japan: entering an era of involvement with children / Jun Nakazawa and David W. Shwalb -- The father's role in the Indian family: a story that must be told / Nandita Chaudhary -- Fathers in Muslim families in Bangladesh and Malaysia / Ziarat Hossain -- The father's role in the Arab world: cultural perspectives / Ramadan A. Ahmed -- Fathering in Central and East Africa: cultural and adaptationist perspectives in small-scale societies / Hillary N. Fouts -- The complications of fathering in Southern Africa: separation, uncertainty, and multiple responsibilities / Nicholas W. Townsend -- Fathers in the Caribbean cultural communities / Jaipaul L Roopnarine -- Fathering in Brazil: a diverse and unknown reality / Ana Cecília de Sousa Bastos, Vívian Volkmer-Pontes, Pedro Gomes Brasileiro, and Helena Martinelli Serra -- Fathers in the U.S. / Karen E. McFadden and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda -- Men on the margins of family life: fathers in Russia / Jennifer Utrata, Jean M. Ispa, and Simone Ispa-Landa -- Fatherhood and social policy in Scandinavia / Linda L. Haas and C. Philip Hwang -- Fatherhood and fathering research in the UK: cultural change and diversity / Charlie Lewis -- Fathers in Australia: a contemporary snapshot / Bruce M. Smyth, Jennifer A. Baxter, Richard J. Fletcher, and Lawrence J. Moloney -- Final thoughts, comparisons, and conclusions / David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, and Michael E. Lamb
Summary "This new volume reviews the latest research on fathering from every continent, from cultures representing over 50% of the world's population. International experts on 14 societies/regions discuss cultural and historical influences, variations between and within cultures, and socio economic conditions and policies that impact fathering. Contributors from several disciplines provide thought-provoking reviews of the empirical data to help us gain an understanding of fathering worldwide. Over 1,000 studies on fathering published in languages other than English are made accessible to readers around the world. The cultures were selected based on availability of substantial research on fathering; representation of worldwide geography; a balance between large, middle, and small populations; and significance for a global understanding of fathering. Each chapter features personal case stories, photos, and maps to help readers create an engaging picture for each culture. Empirical evidence is blended with the authors' expert opinions providing a comprehensive view of what it is like to be a father in each culture. The book opens by explaining theoretical and methodological underpinnings of research on fathers. The main chapters are then organized by world regions--Asia and the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, Europe, and Australia. The conclusions chapter integrates and compares all the chapters, and makes suggestions for future research"--Publisher's website
Alternate Author Shwalb, David W
Shwalb, Barbara J
Lamb, Michael E., 1953-

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