The Resource Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Label
Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America
Title
Defiant dads
Title remainder
fathers' rights activists in America
Statement of responsibility
Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description -- All across America, angry fathers are demanding rights. These men claim that since the breakdown of their own families, they have been deprived of access to their children. Joining together to form fathers' rights groups, the mostly white, middle-class men meet in small venues to speak their minds about the state of the American family and, more specifically, to talk about the problems they personally face, for which they blame current child support and child custody policies. Dissatisfied with these systems, fathers' rights groups advocate on behalf of legal reforms that will lower their child support payments and help them obtain automatic joint custody of their children. In Defiant Dads, Jocelyn Elise Crowley offers a superbly balanced examination of these groups in order to understand why they object to the current child support and child custody systems; what their political agenda, if enacted, would mean for their members' children or children's mothers; and how well they deal with their members' interpersonal issues concerning their ex-partners and their role as parents. Based on interviews with more than 150 fathers' rights group leaders and members, as well as close observation of group meetings and analysis of their rhetoric and advocacy literature, this important book is the first extensive, in-depth account of the emergence of fathers' rights groups in the United States. A nuanced and timely look at an emerging social movement, Defiant Dads is a revealing investigation into the changing dynamics of both the American family and gender relations in American society
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowley, Jocelyn Elise
Index
index present
LC call number
KF547
LC item number
.C76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers
  • Divorced fathers
  • Custody of children
  • Child support
  • Self-help groups
  • Child support
  • Custody of children
  • Divorced fathers
  • Fathers
  • Self-help groups
  • Vaterschaft
  • Recht
  • Geschiedener Vater
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A coming revolution in fathers' rights? -- The origins of fathers' rights groups in the United States -- Membership dynamics in fathers' rights groups -- Becoming the chief : patterns of leadership and governance in fathers' rights groups -- Money changes everything, or American child support policy -- The custody wars -- Frayed ties : fathers' relationships with mothers -- The ties that bind : fathers' relationships with their children -- "Crooked trees," activism, and healing in dissolved families
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780801446900
Lccn
2008020312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)227192094
Label
Defiant dads : fathers' rights activists in America, Jocelyn Elise Crowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A coming revolution in fathers' rights? -- The origins of fathers' rights groups in the United States -- Membership dynamics in fathers' rights groups -- Becoming the chief : patterns of leadership and governance in fathers' rights groups -- Money changes everything, or American child support policy -- The custody wars -- Frayed ties : fathers' relationships with mothers -- The ties that bind : fathers' relationships with their children -- "Crooked trees," activism, and healing in dissolved families
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780801446900
Lccn
2008020312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)227192094

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