Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781861349880 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781861349873 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Contemporary fathering

Theory, policy and practice

Brid Featherstone

Contemporary fathering
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Brid Featherstone

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

232 pages
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781861349880 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781861349873 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Since 1997, child welfare services have been faced with new demands to engage fathers or develop father-inclusive services. This book emerges from work by the author as a researcher and educator over many years on the issues posed by this agenda for child welfare practitioners in a variety of contexts. In locating fathers, fathering and fatherhood within a historical and social landscape, the book addresses issues seldom taken up in practice settings. It explores diversity and complexity in fathering in different disciplines such as psychoanalysis, sociology and psychology and analyses contemporary developments in social policies and welfare practices. The author employs a feminist perspective to highlight the opportunities and dangers in contemporary developments for those wishing to advance gender equity.A key strength of the book is its inter-disciplinary focus. It will be required reading for students, graduate and postgraduate, of social work, social policy, sociology and child and family studies. Academic researchers will also find the book invaluable because of its breadth of scholarship.
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