Baba: Men and fatherhood in South Africa

Type Book Section - The demographics of fathers in South Africa: An analysis of survey data, 1993-2002
Title Baba: Men and fatherhood in South Africa
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
Page numbers 38-52
Publisher Human Sciences Research Council
City Cape Town
Country/State South Africa
(Abstract of the book) 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.

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