Men on the Margins of Family Life: Fathers in Russia
Fathers in Cultural Context
Sociology & Anthropology
This reviews the latest research on fathering from every continent, from cultures representing over 50 per cent of the world's population. International experts on 14 societies and regions discuss cultural and historical influences, variations between and within cultures, and socio economic conditions and policies that impact fathering. Contributors from several disciplines provide reviews of the empirical data to help us gain an understanding of fathering worldwide. Over 1,000 studies on fathering published in languages other than English are made accessible to readers around the world. The cultures were selected based on availability of substantial research on fathering; representation of worldwide geography; a balance between large, middle, and small populations; and significance for a global understanding of fathering. Each chapter features personal case stories, photos, and maps to help readers create an engaging picture for each culture. Empirical evidence is blended with the authors' expert opinions providing a comprehensive view of what it is like to be a father in each culture. The book opens by explaining theoretical and methodological underpinnings of research on fathers. The main chapters are then organized by world regions including Asia and the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, Europe, and Australia. The conclusions chapter integrates and compares all the chapters and makes suggestions for future research.
“Men on the Margins of Family Life: Fathers in Russia,” with Jean M. Ispa and Simone Ispa-Landa. Fathers in Cultural Context, David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, and Michael E. Lamb, eds., 279–302, Routledge, 2013.