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Family work offers people a prime opportunity to "do gender" because of our cultural prescriptions about the appropriateness of men and women performing certain chores. Doing household chores or caring for children allows people to ...

Author: Scott Coltrane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938100

Category: Social Science

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The typical American family has changed dramatically since the days of "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Father Knows Best." Double-income families are now the rule, and fathers are much more involved in raising the children and cleaning house. Reactions to these changes have been diverse, ranging from grave misgivings to a sense of liberation and new possibility. Groups as diverse as Promise Keepers, the Million Man March, and Robert Bly's mythopoetic men's movement tell us that fathers are important. From the fundamentalist right to the feminist left, opinions about the changing nature of the family--and the consequent rethinking of gender roles--have been vehement, if not always very well-founded. In Family Man, sociologist Scott Coltrane brings a wealth of compelling evidence to this debate over the American family. Drawing on his own extensive research and many fascinating interviews, Coltrane explodes many of the common myths about shared parenting, provides first-hand accounts of men's and women's feelings in two-job families, and reveals some innovative solutions that couples have developed to balance job and family commitments. Readers will find an insightful discussion of precisely how and why family life has changed, what forms it may take in the future, and what new kinds of fathers may be on the horizon. The author firmly places these questions within a broad contextual framework. He provides, for instance, an illuminating history of the family that shows that, far from being a fixed structure, the family has always adapted to changing economic, social, and ideological pressures. And by examining how families operate in a variety of non-industrial societies, he demonstrates that our own notions of gender-specific work and parenting roles are culturally rather than biologically determined, and thus inherently flexible. And indeed these roles are changing. While contemporary American women still perform the bulk of domestic tasks, Family Man gives us decisive evidence that men are becoming increasingly involved in both housework and childrearing. Coltrane argues convincingly that this trend will continue. Given the current economic situation--with two-job households now the norm--and the gradual ideological shift away from restrictive gender roles, more and more couples will find it both necessary and desirable to share the workload. More important, Coltrane suggests that as fathers participate more fully in raising their children and performing traditionally female household tasks, men will themselves be transformed by the experience in profoundly positive ways and American society as a whole will move closer to true gender equity. Family Man succeeds brilliantly in bringing clarity, perspective, and above all hope to a discussion that is too often shrill, chaotic, and beset with the rhetoric of nostalgia. It shows us not only exactly where the family is today, but where it has been and what it may become.
1996-03-28 By Scott Coltrane

He was a giant of a man, standing six foot six, with freckled skin and wavy red hair. There wasn't a lick of resemblance between the ... Just being home did that to him. At first, after his mother's death, it had been hard 224 A Family Man.

Author: Mindy Neff

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426865206

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Make love to me." A desperate Josie Alexander spoke those words to a stranger on a rainy backwoods road. But she was sure fate had put him in her path. He was going to be the miracle she needed—and she didn't even know his name. Four years later, Chase Fowler still knew her face; he'd held it in his heart ever since their night together. But it was the face of Josie's three-year-old boy that surprised him. Chase had finally come to claim what was rightfully his in this tiny Louisiana town—and now that included his son. But the boy wasn't the only secret between them.…
2010-08-01 By Mindy Neff

Being unable to provide for his family went much deeper and had serious repercussions for his identity and self-understanding as a man. From being in control and actively supporting the family, Aviram's father became a different person, ...

Author: Sebastian Huebel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487541248

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Fighter, Worker, and Family Man explores how German-Jewish men tried to maintain their understandings of masculinity under Nazi rule.
2021-12-06 By Sebastian Huebel

ISBN: 978 1 472 05995 6 NAVY OFFICER TO FAMILY MAN © 2013 Emily Forbes First Published in Great Britain in 2013 Harlequin (UK) Limited Eton House, 18-24 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SR All rights reserved, including the right of ...

Author: Emily Forbes

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472059956

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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He may be her ex-husband, but naval officer Sam Taylor still makes Juliet’s heart flutter. When Juliet needs medical treatment it’s Sam’s wake-up call. His new command: to take the helm at home, and hope beyond hope he can give his kids and the woman he loves a happy-ever-after...
2014-02-03 By Emily Forbes

... singing in the church choir, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Tom— whom she describes as “my own romantic hero”—make their home in Missouri. The Family Man Irene Hannon.

Author: Irene Hannon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408965016

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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THE DAVIS LANDING OBSERVER THE GOSSIP GURU has more scandalous news about the beleaguered Hamilton family:
2011-11-01 By Irene Hannon

Wolf's men figure out we've pulled a switch, you and I and the babies will be long gone.” “Never to be seen again?” Sudden fear made Sawyer's pulse leap. ... They ended up in a small house in Oklahoma, in Her Callahan Family Man 192.

Author: Tina Leonard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373755028

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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A Callahan And A Cash--Forever? Sawyer Cash pregnant? With twins? The fiery-haired bodyguard who had secretly shared Jace Callahan's bed just rocked his world. The only solution is a quickie Vegas wedding. Then it's back to Rancho Diablo, where Jace can keep an eagle eye on his bride and babies-to-be while waging war against the Callahan nemesis hell-bent on stealing his land. Jace knows Sawyer thinks she's only brought him trouble. She wanted to catch a Callahan and now she and their baby boy and girl are right in the line of fire. But doesn't Sawyer know she's the only woman for him, even if her family might be in the enemy camp? With things reaching a boiling point, Jace vows to fight for his family's future as only a Callahan can!
2014-01-07 By Tina Leonard

The Man, His Times, and the Politics of St. Kitts–Nevis Whitman T. Browne. born attorney, Joseph Archibald, QC, and supported by G. Farrara. Success in that case returned unprecedented wealth to Ivor, despite his frugal lifestyle.

Author: Whitman T. Browne, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475928273

Category: History

Page: 386

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Ivor A. Stevens was an uncommon human being and an even more uncommon politician. He was born on St. Kitts, but grew up in the sister island of Nevis. He later served in the Canadian military, during World War 11. Upon his return to St. Kitts-Nevis in the late 1940s, Stevens soon found himself in the center of a developing political confl ict between the two islands. In time, he settled on Nevis and took that island’s side. Eventually, Stevens became embroiled in a political love-hate relationships with two Nevisians, Eugene Walwyn and Simeon Daniel. Each of the three men was destined to leave his mark on the island’s politics and history. Walwyn was soon labeled a traitor to Nevis. Later, despite the fact that Stevens and Daniel worked together in the same political party for many years, the two men came to mistrust the vision and intent of each other’s politics. The Caribbean does have a long history of authoritarian and “forever” leadership. However, Stevens was careful to focus on empowering younger Nevisians to become future leaders and politicians. He was interested in preserving the environment and the island’s traditional culture. Often, Mr. Stevens stood in defense of the common citizens’ rights, against wealthy elites. He also played a critical role in encouraging a less combative relationship between the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. This is his story:
2013-07-19 By Whitman T. Browne, PhD

It wasn't until 1957 that my father held a copy of the Neville Spearman 1956 edition of The Ginger Man in his hand, the summer before he died. My father could not have had any idea of the impact the book would have on us as a family ...

Author: Mary Rita Donleavy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477132784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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Cover: The only flag that counted in the life of my father Patrick John Dunleavy was the American flag with its forty eight stars. The flag with the harp is not the British one under which my father may have grown up. Rather it is a flag design used at different times to express Irish nationalism. It was created in the United States by a group of Irish volunteers who joined the Mexican side in the U.S.-Mexican war from 1846 to 1848 as the Los San Patricios or Saint Patrick's Battalion. The motto Erin Go Bragh underneath the harp means "Ireland Forever." The current Irish tricolor flag was flown in the Easter Rising in 1916 and officially adopted in 1919 by the Republic during its War of Independence. Photographed by Niall Mackey, the flags are a framed gift from Nora Geraghty, purchased during a Harris Auction sale in Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland, in the 1960s. Nora thought it belonged in my home nearby, Carriglea, in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland.
2013-01 By Mary Rita Donleavy

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Author: Annabel Alderman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047492957

Category: Fiction

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"When Myra Boone realizes that her truck-driving husband Wheeler Boone is hugging more than the road in front of him she sets out to take control of the situation. Confronting adultery in the South is not an easy thing, but Myra's choices are beyond expectation."--BOOK JACKET. "Family Man is the story of love found in unexpected places, of humor and culture, of tears and tragedy."--BOOK JACKET.

NANA GRACE: Because your mama needs you, little man – to make her wise, like she made me. One day you will forgive her. Meanwhile, you must watch over the family like you've been doing and keep everyone safe. That's your calling – to be ...

Author: Rikki Beadle-Blair

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783194391

Category: Drama

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Caesar Ramsay works hard for his family. But the news his son Nelson reveals sends Caesar's seemingly ordinary life rapidly spinning out of his control! Fast, furious and very funny, Familyman asks some vital questions for 21st-century parents, like: - How do you learn to be a dad when yours left before you were two? - How do you take on responsibility for a child before you're legally responsible for yourself? - How do you teach your children respect in an age of liberal parenting? - How do you raise happy, confident and successful children without throttling them before they reach eighteen? Fresh, insightful and delivered with razor-sharp wit, Familyman confirms what many of us know only too well - parenting is messy! Familyman opened at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in May 2008.
2017-03-22 By Rikki Beadle-Blair