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William Marsiglio & Joseph H. Pleck

In: Handbook of Studies on Men & Masculinities

Chapter 15: Fatherhood and Masculinities

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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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