The Resource Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Label
Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America
Title
Defiant dads
Title remainder
fathers' rights activists in America
Statement of responsibility
Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description -- All across America, angry fathers are demanding rights. These men claim that since the breakdown of their own families, they have been deprived of access to their children. Joining together to form fathers' rights groups, the mostly white, middle-class men meet in small venues to speak their minds about the state of the American family and, more specifically, to talk about the problems they personally face, for which they blame current child support and child custody policies. Dissatisfied with these systems, fathers' rights groups advocate on behalf of legal reforms that will lower their child support payments and help them obtain automatic joint custody of their children. In Defiant Dads, Jocelyn Elise Crowley offers a superbly balanced examination of these groups in order to understand why they object to the current child support and child custody systems; what their political agenda, if enacted, would mean for their members' children or children's mothers; and how well they deal with their members' interpersonal issues concerning their ex-partners and their role as parents. Based on interviews with more than 150 fathers' rights group leaders and members, as well as close observation of group meetings and analysis of their rhetoric and advocacy literature, this important book is the first extensive, in-depth account of the emergence of fathers' rights groups in the United States. A nuanced and timely look at an emerging social movement, Defiant Dads is a revealing investigation into the changing dynamics of both the American family and gender relations in American society
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
346.7301/7
Index
index present
LC call number
KF547
LC item number
.C76 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A coming revolution in fathers' rights? -- The origins of fathers' rights groups in the United States -- Membership dynamics in fathers' rights groups -- Becoming the chief : patterns of leadership and governance in fathers' rights groups -- Money changes everything, or American child support policy -- The custody wars -- Frayed ties : fathers' relationships with mothers -- The ties that bind : fathers' relationships with their children -- "Crooked trees," activism, and healing in dissolved families
Control code
ocn726824353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460128
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt4ssph
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.b25631469
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726824353
  • pebcs0801460123
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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