The Modernization of Fatherhood: A Social and Political History

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University of Chicago Press, 1997 - 287 стор.
The period between World War I and World War II was an important time in the history of gender relations, and of American fatherhood. Revealing the surprising extent to which some of yesterday's fathers were involved with their children, The Modernization of Fatherhood recounts how fatherhood was reshaped during the Machine Age into the configuration we know today.

LaRossa explains that during the interwar period the image of the father as economic provider, pal, and male role model, all in one, became institutionalized. Using personal letters and popular magazine and newspaper sources, he explores how the social and economic conditions of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression—a period of technical innovation as well as economic hardship—fused these expectations into a cultural ideal. With chapters on the U.S. Children's Bureau, the fathercraft movement, the magazine industry and the development of Parent's Magazine, and the creation of Father's Day, this book is a major addition to the growing literature on masculinity and fatherhood.
 

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The Modernization of Fatherhood
2
The Historical Roots of Standard North American Fatherhood
22
Fatherhood and the Baby Doctors
42
Men and Infants
64
Fathercraft
90
Fatherhood and the Popular Press
119
Dear Mr Patri
145
Honor Thy Father
171
Conclusion
194
Acknowledgments
204
Notes
208
Index
280
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Ralph LaRossa is professor of sociology at Georgia State University and the author of several books, including The Modernization of Fatherhood: A Social and Political History.

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