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Fathering in Cultural Contexts

Developmental and Clinical Issues, 1st Edition

By Jaipaul L Roopnarine, Elif Dede Yildirim


186 pages

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How do men think about fathering? How does this differ across different regions of the world? And what effect does this have on child development? Fathering in Cultural Contexts: Developmental and Clinical Issues answers these questions by considering a broad range of theoretical and conceptual models on fathering and childhood development, including attachment theory, developmental psychopathology, masculinity and parenting typologies.

Roopnarine and Yildirim provide a comprehensive view of fatherhood and fathering in diverse cultural communities at various stages of economic development, including fathers’ involvement in different family structures, from two-parent heterosexual families to community fathering. This book’s interdisciplinary approach highlights the changing nature of fathering, drawing connections with child development and well-being, and evaluates the effectiveness of a range of father interventions.

Fathering in Cultural Contexts will appeal to upper level undergraduate and graduate students in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, and allied health disciplines, and professionals working with families and children in non-profit and social service agencies across the world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1— Fathering: The Global Picture

Chapter 2---Theories and Conceptual Models

Chapter 3--- The Many Faces of Fathering: Structural Arrangements and Internal Working Models

Chapter 4--- Levels and Quality of Paternal Involvement

Chapter 5--- Father Involvement and Childhood Outcomes

Chapter 6--- Fathering Intervention Programs

Chapter 7--- Social Policies and Fathering

About the Authors

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine is Pearl S. Falk Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University, New York, USA, and Professor Extraordinary of Developmental Psychology, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, South America.

Elif Dede Yildirim is Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

About the Series

International Texts in Developmental Psychology

The International Texts in Developmental Psychology series is designed to embrace the emergence of new areas and developments in the field from a global perspective, providing state-of-the-art, higher level introductions to major topic areas. Each volume is written by a specialist who combines empirical data and a synthesis of recent research to deliver cutting-edge science in a format accessible to students and researchers alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General