Publisher description for Baba : men and fatherhood in South Africa / edited by Linda Richter and Robert Morrell.


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Authors from a range of backgrounds and disciplines break new ground in this collection of essays exploring the centrality of fatherhood in the lives of men and the experiences of children. The book is separated into sections that address different ways that the presence or absence of a father affects both the man and the family, from the conceptual questions of fatherhood to historical perspectives—including the input of class and race issues—to the portrayal of fathers in the media. By turning attention to aspects of fatherhood, each study illuminates the role of the male parent, making the ultimate argument that the contribution of men to their families can be a positive force for change in society as a whole.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Fatherhood -- South Africa.
Father and child -- South Africa.
Masculinity -- South Africa.