ERIC Number: ED211177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Fathers without Partners: A Study of Fathers and the Family after Marital Separation.
Rosenthal, Kristine M.; Keshet, Harry F.
The father's role in child rearing has become a major issue in modern family life. Each year in ever increasing numbers, men actively share child care responsibility in the nuclear family and after divorce. This book, based on personal stories of 129 men, focuses on two issues: the relationship between fathers and their children when the father is no longer legally married to the child's mother, and on the effects of that relationship on the lifestyles and personal growth of these men and their children. Following an introductory overview of the issue of fatherhood, the book describes the life histories of four men who were willing to speak freely about events from their childhood and marriages; the life styles of separated fathers who maintain regular contact with their children after marital separation; the stages, problems, and solutions that characterize the evolving experience of divorced men; the attitudes and relationships of divorced men to their ex-wives; and the effect of divorce on the men's lifestyles, including housing arrangements, finances, and work lives. The book concludes with a call for a new conception of the modern family and of parental consciousness which positively affects the moral, emotional, and psychological growth of fathers themselves. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Rearing, Divorce, Family Life, Fathers, Interviews, Life Style, One Parent Family, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
Rowman and Littlefield, 81 Adams Drive, Totowa, NJ 07511 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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