Father Figure

Father Figure

Author: Jordan Shapiro

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316459952

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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A thoughtful and "utterly mind-blowing" exploration of fatherhood and masculinity in the 21st century (New York Times). There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason—becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what it's like to be a mother. Drawing on research in sociology, economics, philosophy, gender studies, and the author's own experiences, Father Figure sets out to fill that gap. It's an exploration of the psychology of fatherhood from an archetypal perspective as well as a cultural history that challenges familiar assumptions about the origins of so-called traditional parenting roles. What paradoxes and contradictions are inherent in our common understanding of dads? Might it be time to rethink some aspects of fatherhood? Gender norms are changing, and old economic models are facing disruption. As a result, parenthood and family life are undergoing an existential transformation. And yet, the narratives and images of dads available to us are wholly inadequate for this transition. Victorian and Industrial Age tropes about fathers not only dominate the media, but also contour most people's lived experience. Father Figure offers a badly needed update to our collective understanding of fatherhood—and masculinity in general. It teaches dads how to embrace the joys of fathering while guiding them toward an image of manliness for the modern world.
Father Figure
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jordan Shapiro
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A thoughtful and "utterly mind-blowing" exploration of fatherhood and masculinity in the 21st century (New York Times). There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason—becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts
Father Figure
Language: en
Pages: 427
Authors: James Cudney
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-14 - Publisher: Next Chapter

Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Abused by her mother, Amalia Graeme longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of
Father Figure
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Richard Peck
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-01-01 - Publisher: Penguin

After his mother dies, 17-year-old Jim realizes he must raise his younger brother, Byron, alone. But when their father shows up with plans to take them to Florida, Jim wonders if the reunion will last. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Father Figure
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Ann Widdecombe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Ann Widdecombe's controversial novel about the position of men in today's society. Jason Kirk is a 32-year-old teacher who believes he is happily married until he returns home one day to find that his wife has left him, taking their two young children with her. Suddenly Jason finds the role
Father Figure
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Leandra Logan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-15 - Publisher: Harlequin

How To Be A Father…? Manhattan millionaire Charles Fraser knew everything about closing a deal; he knew nothing about being a father figure to a five-year-old boy in suburbia. It was supposed to be simple: answer the ad for a male influence, stay two weeks and walk away—no questions asked,