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Contemporary fathering: Theory, policy and practice

Brid Featherstone


Since 1997, child-welfare services have been faced with new demands to engage fathers or develop father-inclusive services. This book emerges from work by the author as a researcher and educator over many years, on the issues posed by this agenda for child-welfare practitioners, in a variety of contexts. In locating fathers, fathering, and fatherhood within a historical and social landscape, it addresses issues seldom taken up in practice settings. The book explores diversity and complexity in fathering in different disciplines such as psychoanalysis, sociology, and psychology, and analyses co ... More

Keywords: child-welfare services, fathers, father-inclusive services, fathering, fatherhood, social policies, welfare practices, feminist perspective, opportunities, dangers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349880
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brid Featherstone, author