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.
William Marsiglio is Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida. His recent books include: Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair, 2004. Kevin Roy is Assistant Professor of Family Studies at the University of Maryland. Greer Litton Fox is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Child and Family Studies.
Chapter 1 Situated Fathering: A Spatially Sensitive and Social Approach Chapter 2 Fatherhood and the Social Organization of Space: An Essay in Subjective Geography Chapter 3 Fathers and the Navigation of Family Space and Time Chapter 4 Contextual Scenarios for Stepfathers' Identity Construction, Boundary Work, and "Fatherly" Involvement Chapter 5 Nonresidential Fathers: Shifting Identities, Roles, and Authorities Chapter 6 The Haunted Hero: Fathering Profiles of Long-haul Truckers Chapter 7 "Until the Ball Glows in the Twilight": Fatherhood, Baseball, and the Game of Playing Catch Chapter 8 "Nobody Can Be a Father In Here": Identity Construction and Institutional Constraints on Incarcerated Fatherhood Chapter 9 Situating Fatherhood in Responsible Fatherhood Programs: A Place to Explore Father Identity Chapter 10 Military Fathers on the Front Lines Chapter 11 Farm Dads: Reconstructing Fatherhood, the Legacy of the Land, and Family in the Fields of the Midwest Chapter 12 "Gotta Protect My Own": Men Parenting Children in an Abandoned City Chapter 13 Mexican American Fathering in Neighborhood Context Chapter 14 Devoted Dads: Religion, Class, and Fatherhood