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Fathers and Divorce
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Fathers and Divorce



February 1995 | 315 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this ethnographic study, Terry Arendell gives voice to a group of divorced fathers on topics including: their rights as fathers; their relationship with former spouses; the injustices perpetrated by the ex-spouse and the legal system; the inherent differences between men and women; and the fractured nature of the post-divorce family. The author differentiates between

the strategies adopted by traditionalist divorced fathers and innovative ones, and suggests policy recommendations informed by this masculinist discourse.

 
PART ONE: DIVORCE IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA
 
Men and Divorce
Unanswered Questions

 
 
At the Crossroads of Family and Gender
Divorce in Context

 
 
PART TWO: DIVORCE INJUSTICE
 
A Masculinist Discourse of Divorce
 
The Law and 'Miscarriages of Justice'
 
PART THREE: THE MAJORITY STORY: CONVENTIONAL RESPONSES
 
Former Spousal Relations
'War without End'

 
 
Traditionalist Fathers
Disengagement and Absence

 
 
Neo-Traditionalist Fathers
Shifting Priorities

 
 
PART FOUR: THE MINORITY STORY: INNOVATIVE RESPONSES
 
Parenting Partnerships with Former Wives
 
Innovative, Nurturing Fathers
 
Making Progress, Making Policies

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Teresa Jayne Arendell

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ISBN: 9780803971899
$85.00