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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

Fatherhood and Masculinities
Fatherhood and masculinities
WilliamMarsiglio, Joseph H.Pleck

Much has been learned about the various dimensions of fatherhood during the past few decades, as is documented in several recent and expansive reviews (Lamb, 1997; Marsiglio, Amato, Day, & Lamb, 2000; Parke, 2002; J. H. Pleck, 1997). These diverse emotional, psychological, and behavioral dimensions involve men's attitudes about and experiences with being fathers prior to conception, during pregnancy, and throughout their children's lives (with behavior often being referred to as involvement or investment). Most of this scholarship has focused on fathers living in various Western industrialized countries (Hobson, 2002; Lamb, 1987), although researchers have studied fathering in Asian cultures such as China (Ho, 1987; Jankowiak, 1992) and Japan (Ishii-Kuntz, 1992, 1993, 1994; Shwalb, Imaizumi, & Nakazawa, 1987) ...

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