Fathering and Poverty: Uncovering Men's Participation in Low-Income Family Life

Fathering and Poverty: Uncovering Men's Participation in Low-Income Family Life

by Anna Tarrant

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Anna Tarrant’s revealing research explores the dynamics of men’s caring responsibilities in low-income families’ lives. Illuminating aspects of care within economic hardship that often go unseen, this pioneering study deepens our understanding of masculinities and family life and the policies and practices that support or undermine men’s participation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447348665
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 09/02/2021
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anna Tarrant is Associate Professor at the University of Lincoln and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fathering, poverty, families and policy
Low-income fatherhoods in historical and political context
Theorising men’s participation in low-income families
Supporting men in low-income contexts: practitioner observations
Men’s caring arrangements and family trajectories
Familial economic circumstances and provisioning practices
Men’s family participation in low-income urban neighbourhoods
Conclusion: Men’s family participation in low-income contexts

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"A sensitive and moving portrayal of men ‘on the margins’, the ebbs and flows of their family contributions and the challenges they face in securing a caring role. Gets to the heart of debates about poverty, gender and the shaping of contemporary families." Bren Neale, University of Leeds

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