9780739118818

On New Shores Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America

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    9780739118818

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    0739118811

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-03
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

Over the past several decades, researchers as well as social policymakers and educators have acknowledged the importance that fathers play in their children's lives. A good deal of research on fathering has been conducted among Euro-American families in North America. However, our understanding of fathering across various ethnic groups remains limited. Throughout Canada and the United States, the immigrant population has been growing rapidly. Currently, no book has delineated the field of immigrant fathering from a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary perspective which includes theory, research, and social policy. Researchers are widely recognizing that the theoretical frameworks and models of parenting, and more specifically, fathering, that were based on Euro-American families may not be relevant to other ethnic groups. As researchers refine theoretical and methodological approaches to understand fathering within sociocultural contexts, they become more cognizant of the varying meanings of parenting between and within ethnic groups. On New Shores extends the understanding of fathering in ethnic minority families and specifically focuses on immigrant fathers_an area which has remained fairly unchartered. The book provides readers with a richer and more comprehensive approach to how researchers, practitioners, and social policymakers can examine fathering among ethnic minority families.

Author Biography

Susan S. Chuang is associate professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Robert P. Moreno is associate professor in the Department of Child and Family at Syracuse University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Multidisciplinary and Multi-Methodological Approaches on Fathering in Immigrant Familiesp. 1
The Many Faces of Fatherhood: Some Thoughts about Fatherhood and Immigrationp. 7
Family Acculturation and Change: Recent Comparative Researchp. 25
Immigrant Fathers: A Demographic Portraitp. 47
Immigrant Fathers' Labor Market Activity and Its Consequences for the Familyp. 105
Transcending Confucian Teachings on Fathering: A Sign of the Times or Acculturation?p. 129
Asian Immigrant Fathers as Primary Caregivers of Adolescentsp. 151
Korean Immigrant Fathering: Dealing with Two Culiuresp. 175
Acculturation via Creolization: Constructing Latino American Fathering Identitiesp. 197
Immigration and Latino Fatherhood: A Preliminary Look at Latino Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Fathersp. 217
Breaking New Ground: Dominican, Mexican, and Chinese Fathers and Familiesp. 231
Studying Immigrant Fathering: Methodological and Conceptual Challengesp. 257
Imagining the Future of Immigrant Fathersp. 289
Author Indexp. 319
Subject Indexp. 329
About the Editorsp. 337
List of Contributorsp. 339
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