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Social Science Marriage & Family

Do Men Mother?

Second Edition

by (author) Andrea Doucet

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Category
Marriage & Family, Interpersonal Relations, Gender Studies
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487500726
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $117.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487520519
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $49.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802087317
    Publish Date
    Nov 2006
    List Price
    $77.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802085467
    Publish Date
    Nov 2006
    List Price
    $42.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487511692
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $40.95

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The first edition of Do Men Mother? (2006) was awarded the John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award from the Canadian Sociological Association and remains one of the most widely cited books on primary caregiving fathers and stay-at-home fathers. This second edition of Do Men Mother? builds on interviews conducted between 2000 and 2004 with 101 fathers and 14 mother/father couples, and follow-up interviews with six of the mother/father couples about a decade later. It charts how fathers and mothers navigate and negotiate parental and breadwinning responsibilities and calls attention to the generative changes that occur for men when they share responsibilities for their children’s care. Working closely with Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking (1989), Doucet advocates for a wider maternal lens that focuses on entanglements between dependence/independence/inter-dependence and argues that fathers’ stories expand how we think about mothering and caregiving

 

 

 

In this expanded second edition, with a new Preface and two new chapters, Doucet takes on three revisiting projects: returning to interview several research participants; re-entering scholarly fields of work, care, and parenting in shifting neoliberal contexts; and rethinking her approach to knowledge making, concepts, and narratives. Bringing together what she calls "diffractive" readings of feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s ecological approach to knowledge making and historical sociologist Margaret Somers’ genealogical and relational approach to concepts and her non-representational approach to narratives, Doucet lays out an innovative ecological and non-representational approach to knowledge making, concepts, and narratives about care work and paid work. This book calls for greater attention not only to what we claim to know, but also to how we come to know, write about, and intervene in shifting practices, concepts, and narratives of work and care, the politics of care, and growing crises of care.

About the author

Andrea Doucet is a Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care and professor in Sociology/ Women’s and Gender Studies at Brock University.

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