Summary:
What are the roles of the modern father?
How do fathers affect their children?
Are good fathers born – or made?
Do mothers try to shut fathers out?
What roles will fathers play in future families?
Fatherhood Reclaimed challenges assumptions about men as fathers, revealing that parenting behaviour is shaped less by biology than by social conditioning. Menís fathering instincts, strong and innate, are often sabotaged by cultural and social expectations. Drawing on diaries (ancient and modern) as well as on wide-ranging research and interview with fathers from all social groups, Fatherhood Reclaimed gives voice to what it has meant, and means now, to be a father.
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