Family Men (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
248
Utgivningsdatum
2015-01-15
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustrationer
2 black and white illustrations
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 19 mm
Vikt
521 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199674909
Family Men (inbunden)

Family Men

Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

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The first academic study of fathers and families in the period from the First World War to the end of the 1950s, suggesting that though the roles and responsibilities fulfilled by men did not shift rapidly, their relationships, position in the family, and identities underwent significant changes.
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Aimee McCullough, History Overall, Family Men makes a significant and original contribution to the histories of gender, family and everyday life in twentieth-century Britain, marking it as essential reading for scholars interested in those fields. It adds complexity and nuance to our understanding of both masculinity and fatherhood, uncovers the multiplicity of men's, largely unexplored, family identities and experiences, and effectively demonstrates that fathers have been central to
both the cultural construction and lived experience of family life during this period. More research into fatherhood in the twentieth century is required; and this book provides an exceptional starting point for the development of this historiography.


Helen McCarthy, Reviews in History the analysis of Family Men ... [reveals] how small and subtle shifts in sensibility and behaviour, replicated millions of times in millions of homes over the course of several decades could amount to a major transformation in British mens lives. This is the kind of complex social change that only patient, sensitive scholarship can capture and explain. In Family Men, Laura King proves herself more than equal to this task, and her book deserves to be
widely read. It can only be hoped that others interested in the 20th-century history of men and masculinity will follow her lead.


Eloise Moss, Journal of Social History Family Men marks an original intervention into histories of masculinity and parenthood, both in regard to its engagement with recent histories of emotion and in the way it complicates existing chronologies in attitudes towards fathers across the century, displaying a laudable concern to identify continuities as well as changes in fatherly involvement in family life ... I recommend Family Men as an excellent contribution to histories of modern
Britain, emotion, and masculinity and as a model of rigorous and sensitive scholarly analysis.


Paul R. Deslandes, American Historical Review King effectively establishes the value of studying fatherhood in order to consider the broader history of masculinity. The work is deeply researched and well documented, and the ideas presented are intriguing ... this is a much-needed book that should prompt others to examine the history of fatherhood through the same kind of varied lens that King has so compellingly employed.


Lucy Delap, Family & Community History Family Men offers its readers sustained and convincing attention to the make-up of mid twentieth century masculinity in realms of culture and everyday experience.


Journal of Modern History [A] valuable and suggestive hypothesis


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Laura King is a Research Fellow within the School of History at the University of Leeds. Having completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2011, she then moved to the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, before commencing her fellowship at Leeds in 2012. As well as researching the history of fatherhood in twentieth-century Britain, Laura has developed a number of public engagement initiatives around fatherhood, and her current role involves supporting researchers at Leeds to ensure their research has significance outside academia. You can follow her on Twitter @DrLauraKing.

Innehållsförteckning

Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. 'Brought Me Anything, Dad?' The Father as Provider ; 3. 'Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'? The Father's Roles in the Family ; 4. A Good Pal? Fathers' Emotional Relationships ; 5. Master of the House? The Father's Position, Power, and Authority ; 6. Performing Fatherhood and Masculinity: Parenting and Gender Identities ; Conclusion: Changing Fathers, Changing Men?