Fathering, Masculinity and the Embodiment of Care

  • Gillian Ranson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-10
    2. Gillian Ranson
      Pages 11-31
  3. Seeing and Hearing Fathers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-37
    2. Gillian Ranson
      Pages 39-58
    3. Gillian Ranson
      Pages 59-92
  4. Reading Fathers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-101
    2. Gillian Ranson
      Pages 103-137
  5. Joining the Threads

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-173
    2. Gillian Ranson
      Pages 175-180
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-209

About this book


Many fathers are now providing hands-on, engaged care to babies and young children. This book draws on observations of, and interviews with, caregiving fathers, as well as analyses of fathers' memoirs and online blogs, to examine fathers' caregiving work as embodied practice and as lived experience.


Fathering masculinity embodiment caregiving care children social change

Authors and affiliations

  • Gillian Ranson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCanada

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