The Awkward Spaces of Fathering

The Awkward Spaces of Fathering

Societal notions of fathers have evolved from the distant breadwinner through genial dad and masculine role model to today's equal co-parent. This book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers.

Author: Stuart C. Aitken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317040781

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Societal notions of fathers have evolved from the distant breadwinner through genial dad and masculine role model to today's equal co-parent. This book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers. Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, it discusses the way in which geographies of space can disconnect and disempower fathers, while societal notions marginalize and disassociate them from raising children. It explores how fathering identities are shaped by family and community spaces and aims to move the definition of 'fathering' beyond its definition in opposition to 'mothering'. In doing so, it provides insights into the contradictory nature of father's lives and argues that, rather than moving away from the traditional notions of masculine roles, that the emotional work of fathering in itself is an heroic act.
Categories: Science

Spaces of Masculinities

Spaces of Masculinities

The awkwardness stems, in part, from unclear models on how men should be fathers as well as a lack of recognition of what ... discussion of appropriate and inappropriate signposts and models, the awkward spaces of fathering will grow.

Author: Kathrin Hörschelmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134399185

Category: Science

Page: 253

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Changing circumstances in Western and global societies have introduced new constraints and opportunities for men and the formation of male identities. Meanwhile, the emerging diversity of 'atypical' identities ('atypical' when compared with traditional conceptions of middle-class, white, heterosexual men) poses new challenges for the production and use of spaces. Spaces of Masculinities provides a comprehensive introduction to the innovative and diverse research on spaces of masculinity. Drawing on a variety of geographical research projects, the central concern of the book is to highlight the significance of research on masculinity in sociological and geographical work dealing with constructions of gender.
Categories: Science

Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood

Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood

Through their spatial practices, both mothers and fathers incorporated parenting into their urban self-identities. Fathers, as well as mothers, expressed that they were ... The Awkward Spaces of Fathering. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Author: Johanna Lilius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811090103

Category: Science

Page: 171

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For nearly a century families have been out-migrating to suburbs and peri-urban areas. In this book, Johanna Lilius conceptualizes the relatively recent phenomenon of families choosing to live in the inner city. Drawing on a range of qualitative data, the book offers a holistic approach to simultaneously understanding changes within parenting practices and changes connected to city development. The book explains not only why families choose to stay in the inner city and how they use the city in their everyday lives, but also how families change the landscape of contemporary cities, and how the family is, and has been, perceived in urban planning and policy-making. The Nordic perspective provided by Lilius makes this book an important contribution in helping understand inner city change outside the Anglo-American context, and will appeal to an international audience.
Categories: Science

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

In his book The Awkward Spaces of Fathering he has shown that although the normative ideal emphasizes equal parenting, irrationality and emotional labor is (still and also) involved in the day-to-day practice of fathering.

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081022962

Category: Social Science

Page: 7242

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International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context
Categories: Social Science

New Fathers Contemporary American Stories of Masculinity Domesticity and Kinship

New Fathers  Contemporary American Stories of Masculinity  Domesticity and Kinship

Numerous books in popular psychology “celebrated” new opportunities for fathers to be active, present, and caring parents.20 Sociologist Arlie Hochschild ... So does Stuart Aitken's recent study The Awkward Spaces of Fathering (2009).

Author: Helena Wahlström

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443825948

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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What do novels such as Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News, Michael Cunningham’s A Home at the End of the World, and Jayne Anne Phillips’ MotherKind have in common with films such as Smoke and Mrs Doubtfire? This study explores the intersection of masculinity and domesticity in contemporary film and literature. It argues that these texts, produced since the 1990s, address with some urgency the notion of “new fatherhood” in the United States. They offer explorations of the idea that American fatherhood around the turn of the twenty-first century is changing, and they problematize the legitimacy of “new fathers” and “alternative families” in a national culture where the “old” patriarch and the nuclear family still often loom large in the imagination of many Americans.
Categories: Fiction

Choice

Choice

K . S. Milar , Earlham College Sociology 47-1146 HQ756 2008-45723 CIP Aitken , Stuart C. The awkward spaces of fathering . Ashgate , 2009 . ... has written a fascinating book attempting to construct the image of the remembered father .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019978219

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 632

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Categories: Academic libraries

The Ante Nicene Fathers

The Ante Nicene Fathers

Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 Alexander Roberts. 19 Problems Connected with the Diatessaron.— The Dintessaron opens up a very wide field of study A few points may be here enumerated ( see also above ...

Author: Alexander Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:13943687

Category: Christian literature, Early

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Categories: Christian literature, Early

International Guide to Literature on Masculinity

International Guide to Literature on Masculinity

Author: Diederik F. Janssen

Publisher: Mens Studies Press

ISBN: UOM:39015077667254

Category: Reference

Page: 316

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International in scope, this guide lists references by world region, selected nations, selected American ethnic minorities, and Christianity and Judaism. Specific ethnic minorities covered include American Indians, African Americans, and Asian Americans.
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A Father s Promise Fabulous Fathers Book 14

A Father s Promise  Fabulous Fathers  Book 14

Maneuvering in the cramped space proved awkward, though someone of his proportions would find just about any vehicle smaller than a C-130 or an aircraft carrier a tight fit. Swearing as he struck his already throbbing elbow against the ...

Author: Helen R. Myers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472053992

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Big John Paladin thought it was easier to wrestle an angry bull than diaper one tiny infant. But since his wife left, the rancher had turned his talents to "baby wrangling." John knew his son needed more than a gruff cowboy's care. He needed a mother–and he deserved the best.
Categories: Fiction