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Constructing Fatherhood by Deborah Lupton
Book Description'It is a very impressive book. Its coverage of contemporary discourses of fatherhood is comprehensive. The theoretical stance is one that allows for complexity and fluidity. The authors write well, making even esoteric sociological and cultural theory accessible. I recommend it' - British Journal of Social Work Constructing Fatherhood provides an analysis of the social, cultural and symbolic meanings of fatherhood in contemporary western societies. The authors draw on poststructuralist theory to analyze the representation of fatherhood in the 'expert' literature of psychology, sociology and the health sciences, and in popular sources such as television, film, advertisements and child-care and parenting manuals and magazines. Men's own accounts of first-time fatherhood are also drawn upon, including four individual case studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761953418
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Social Worlds of the Unborn, Hardback (June 2013)
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The author examines why risk has come to such prominence, she traces how risk has been constructed and introduces the main theories surrounding the subject. The book includes examples of the ways in which risk is experienced in everyday life.
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Author Biography - Deborah Lupton
Deborah Lupton is an independent sociologist. She was formerly Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia.
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