Negotiating fatherhood : sport and family practices
- Thomas Fletcher.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- x, 266 pages ; 22 cm.
- Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
- Fletcher, Thomas, 1984- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Locating sport in family practices.2. Sport, fathers and fathering practices.3. Getting into sport.
- 4. The 'good' father.5. Fathering practices, sport and children.6. The extended extended family.
- 7. Family practices and youth sport.
- 8. Family sport and the sport widow.9. Conclusion.
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This book examines the tensions and ambivalences which men encounter as they negotiate contemporary expectations of fatherhood and fulfill their own expectations of what it means to be a 'good' father. There is little doubt that today's fathers are responding to new expectations about fatherhood and fathering practices. The remote, detached, breadwinning father of the past, once lauded as a masculine ideal, has faded, and men are now expected to be 'involved', 'intimate', 'caring' and 'domesticated' fathers. Using a family practices lens and a case study of sport, Fletcher elucidates the changes and continuities in family and fathering practices in different historical periods and contexts. Negotiating Fatherhood will be of interest to students and scholars with an interest in family and fathering practices, sport, leisure, and gender.
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- Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life
- 3030197832 (hardback)
- 9783030197834 (hardback)
- 9783030197841 (PDF ebook)
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