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Procreative Man
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Procreative Man

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

In what ways do men think about and express themselves as procreative beings? Under what circumstances do they develop paternal identities? What is their involvement with partners during the pregnancy and delivery process, and how do they feel about it? In Procreative Man, William Marsiglio addresses these and other timely questions with an eye toward the past, present, and future. Drawing upon writings ranging from sociology to biomedicine, Marsiglio develops a novel framework for exploring men's multifaceted and gendered experiences as procreative beings. Addressing such issues as how men feel about their limited role in the abortion decision and process, how important genetic ties are for men who want to be fathers, and men's reactions to infertility, Marsiglio shows how men's roles in creating and fathering human life is embedded within a rapidly changing cultural and sociopolitical environment. The most comprehensive analysis of men and procreation, this theoretically informed work challenges us to expand our vision of fatherhood.

Nurturing Dads
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Nurturing Dads

American fathers are a highly diverse group, but the breadwinning, live-in, biological dad prevails as the fatherhood ideal. Consequently, policymakers continue to emphasize marriage and residency over initiatives that might help foster healthy father-child relationships and creative co-parenting regardless of marital or residential status. In Nurturing Dads, William Marsiglio and Kevin Roy explore the ways new initiatives can address the social, cultural, and economic challenges men face in contemporary families and foster more meaningful engagement between many different kinds of fathers and their children. What makes a good father? The firsthand accounts in Nurturing Dads show that the an...

Stepdads
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 319

Stepdads

Rohana Frost has had the worst luck. It started when her fiancé vanished without a trace three months ago. Then she lost her job and her car engine died. Her grandfather knew the cure - unlimited time at his cabin in the Adirondacks - where Rohana used to spend her summers as a child. Rohana jumps at the offer, borrows her grandfather's car, and is looking forward to an uneventful autumn in a serene place.Betrayed, ambushed, and wounded, Sen Aryn stumbles into what he thinks is an abandon cabin in the Adirondacks to recover. But the cabin's occupant surprises him unexpectedly. Worse still, those who tried to kill him are still out there looking for him.Rohana isn't sure what to think when s...

Sex, Men, and Babies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Sex, Men, and Babies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004-05-01
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

Over the past 15 years much pioneering work has been done on the social demography of young men's sexual activities, contraceptive use, and fertility experiences. But how do men develop and manage their identities in these areas? In Sex, Men, and Babies, William Marsiglio and Sally Hutchinson provide a compelling and insightful portrait of young men who are capable of anticipating, creating, and fathering human life. Based on in-depth interviews with a diverse sample of 70 single men aged 16-30, this is the most comprehensive, qualitative study of its kind. Through intimate stories and self-reflections, these men talk about sex, romance, relationships, birth control, pregnancies, miscarriage...

The Male Clock
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 266

The Male Clock

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-03-17
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  • Publisher: Springer

As speculative fiction informed by social science and biomedical perspectives, The Male Clock propels readers into a futuristic, yet believable world transformed by SGEV – a debilitating virus that drastically compromises men’s ability to procreate. Set mostly in the years 2034-2042, Jordan Giordano, a prominent American journalist, navigates a world steeped in personal misfortune and public controversy. Jordan chronicles his intimate struggle to become a father and family man while doing investigative reporting related to the ever changing social landscape with its radically altered sexual politics, heated public debates, and new technologies. The troubled era is defined by its upswing ...

Situated Fathering
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Situated Fathering

Situated Fathering proposes a new theoretical framework for studying how various contingencies of physical space, in conjunction with social/symbolic issues, affect men's identities as fathers and their involvement with children. Written largely for family scholars and students by an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars, this distinct volume of original research explores fathers in a wide range of physical and social spaces. Contributors outline directions for theoretically guided research in specific, often gendered fathering sites.

Men on a Mission
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Men on a Mission

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-05-02
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Situating men’s youth work in historical perspective and discussing the status of youth today, this original and groundbreaking analysis offers a forward-looking vision for getting men more involved, and involved more productively, in helping kids thrive.

Modern Reproductive Innovations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 21

Modern Reproductive Innovations

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1994
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This paper was written for the International Conference on changing fatherhood, WORC, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, May 24-26, 1994. Major objective in this essay is to assess what types of implications reproductive innovations are likey to have for fathers and their children.

Dads, Kids, and Fitness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Dads, Kids, and Fitness

Now more than ever, American dads act as hands-on caregivers who are devoted to keeping themselves and their families healthy. Yet, men are also disproportionately likely to neglect their own health care, diets, and exercise routines—bad habits that they risk passing on to their children. In Dads, Kids, and Fitness, William Marsiglio challenges dads to become more health-conscious in how they live and raise their children. His conclusions are drawn not only from his revealing interviews with a diverse sample of dads and pediatric healthcare professionals, but also from his own unique personal experiences—as a teenage father who, thirty-one years later, became a later-life dad to a second...

Renaissance and Reformation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 331

Renaissance and Reformation

Offers a brief overview of medieval Europe, discusses the Renaissance's influence on the Reformation, and looks at the lives and accomplishments of Luther, Wycliffe, Zwingli, and Calvin