Reflections on a decade of working with fathers

Brid Featherstone

in Contemporary fathering

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9781861349880
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301974 | DOI:
Reflections on a decade of working with fathers

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This chapter reflects on the issues emerging from research on engaging with fathers in a variety of welfare settings in the last decade. It highlights some key issues in relation to who will do this work, where, how, and why. While avoiding prescription, it does appear that attending to how men and women navigate their ways through material and emotional landscapes saturated with gendered meanings is vital if current policy developments are to be implemented.

Keywords: engaging fathers; welfare; gender

Chapter.  6697 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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