The Resource Making sense of fatherhood : gender, caring and work, Tina Miller

Making sense of fatherhood : gender, caring and work, Tina Miller

Label
Making sense of fatherhood : gender, caring and work
Title
Making sense of fatherhood
Title remainder
gender, caring and work
Statement of responsibility
Tina Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As family and work demands become more complex, who is left holding the baby? Tina Miller explores men's experiences of fatherhood and provides unique insights into paternal caring, changing masculinities and men's relations to paid work. She focuses on the narratives of a group of men as they first anticipate and then experience fatherhood for the first time. Her original, longitudinal research contributes to contemporary theories of gender against a backdrop of societal and policy change. The men's journeys into fatherhood are both similar and varied, and they illuminate just how deeply gender permeates individual lives, everyday practices and societal assumptions around caring for young children. This book acts as a companion to Making Sense of Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and, together, these innovative studies reveal how gendered practices around caring become enacted"--
  • "This book explores the journeys of a group of men into first-time fatherhood in the UK. It does so at a time when discussions about men and their involvement in family lives -- or lack of involvement -- continue to occupy political debate, newspaper column inches and of course individual and family lives too. Whilst so much around women's lives and motherhood is simplistically assumed, taken for granted and unquestioned, the relationship between men and fatherhood is seen as more problematic: requiring definition, 'claims' and other interventions in order to shape its visibility (or deny it), its dimensions and direction. The parameters of fatherhood are, then, less clearly drawn when set beside those which powerfully and morally encompass motherhood. But both are shaped by the 'choices' and constraints in which gendered lives are lived and which converge on the domains of the home and paid work. These domains provide the settings in which many of the responsibilities associated with motherhood and fatherhood -- caring and providing -- have been understood and practised. Yet these responsibilities and the ways in which they are understood and undertaken are not fixed but rather configured in relation to complex structural, cultural and gendered conditions in an historical moment. In discourses of modern fatherhood in the UK men's involvement in caring for their children has been positioned as (ideally) 'emotionally engaged', 'involved', 'active', 'sensitive' 'intimate' and 'positive' rather than as previously characterised more exclusively in relation to economic provision and the 'breadwinner role' or indeed absence"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.874/20941
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ756
LC item number
.M54 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Making sense of fatherhood : gender, caring and work, Tina Miller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gendered lives and caring responsibilities: an overview -- Gendered discourses: men, masculinities and fatherhood -- Anticipating fatherhood: 'being there' -- Making sense of early fathering experiences -- A return to a new normal: juggling fathering and work -- Gendering practices: motherhood and fatherhood expectations and experiences -- Conclusions and reflections
Control code
ocn695449478
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511915154
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
3482865
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b24973403
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)695449478
  • pebco051177818X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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