Fathers in Cultural Context

Author(s) David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, & Michael E. Lamb

2012, New York: Routledge

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Price US$59.95 | Pages 448 | ISBN 978-1-84872-948-3


Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables x


List of Contributors xii


Foreword xiv

Joseph H. Pleck


Preface xx

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Part One: Introduction 

Chapter 1:  Introduction 3

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Part Two: Asia


Chapter 2:  Fathers in Chinese Culture: From Stern

 Disciplinarians to Involved Parents 15

Xuan Li and Michael E. Lamb


Chapter 3:  Fathering in Japan: Entering an Era

 of Involvement with Children 42

Jun Nakazawa and David W. Shwalb


Chatper 4:  The Father’s Role in the Indian

 Family: A Story That Must Be Told 68

Nadita Chaudhary


Chapter 5:  Fathers in Muslim Families in

Bangladesh and Malaysia 95

Ziarat Hossain


Chapter 6:  The Father’s Role in the Arab

 World: Cultural Perspectives 122

Ramadan A. Almed


Part 3: Africa


Chapter 7:  Fathering in Central and East Africa:

 Cultural and Adaptationist Perspectives

 in Small-Scale Societies 151

Hillary N. Fouts 


Chapter 8:  The Complications of Fathering in

 Southern Africa: Separation, Uncertainty, 

 and Multiple Responsibilities 173

Nicholas W. Townsend


Part Four: Americas


Chapter 9:  Fathers in Caribbean Cultural Communities 203

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine


Chapter 10:  Fathering in Brazil: A Diverse

  and Unknown Reality 228

Ana Cecilia de Sousa Bastos, Vivian Volkmer-Pontes,

Pedro Gomes Brasileiro, and Helena Martinelli Serra


Chapter 11:  Fathers in the U.S. 250

Karen E. McFadden and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda


Part Five: Europe


Chapter 12:  Men on the Margins of Family

   Life: Fathers in Russia 279

Jennifer Ultrata, Jean M. Ispa, and Simone Ispa-Landa


Chapter 13:  Fatherhood and Social Policy

   in Scandinavia 303

Linda L. Haas and C. Philip Hwang


Chapter 14:  Fatherhood and Fathering Research in the

     UK: Cultural Change and Diversity 332

Charlie Lewis


Part 6: Australia


Chapter 15:  Fathers in Australia: A Contempory 

   Snapshot 361

Bruce M. Smyth, Jennifer A. Baxter, Richard J. 

Fletcher, and Lawrence J. Moloney


Part Seven: Conclusions


Chapter 16:  Final Thoughts, Comparisons,

  and Conclusions 385

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Author Index 400

Subjecti Index 412