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Father's Proper Place

in Of War and Men

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226467429
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470023 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.003.0008
Father's Proper Place

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This chapter examines the role of fathers in parenting in the U.S. It explains that after the war, the expectations for fathers as economic provider, as a pal and as a male role model was revived. This chapter also highlights the condescension toward fathers in magazine and newspaper articles and it also looks at other aspects of the culture of fatherhood. It contends that the dividends fathers possibly gained by the war had dissipated by the early 1950s.

Keywords: fathers; parenting; U.S.; economic provider; male role model; fatherhood

Chapter.  6630 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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