Fathering

A multidisciplinary, scholarly journal devoted to knowledge about fathers and families as well as clinical practice with fathers. Publishes peer-reviewed original papers on all aspects of fathering from both the empirical and theoretical points of view. A

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring

Does Father Still Know Best? an Inductive Thematic Analysis of Popular TV Sitcoms
Domestic situational television comedies were examined for various themes of father involvement. Twelve programs from the six major networks were recorded during the fall 2004 season. All instances that involved either discussion or fulfillment of...
Fathers and the Media: Introduction to the Special Issue
Since the 1970s, there has been an increased scholarly interest in fatherhood. There have been fundamental shifts in family life, gender relations, declining wage of male earners, increases in female labor force participation and in men's involvement...
Good and Bad Fathers as Moral Rhetoric in Wall Street
This essay reads the narrative dynamics between the "good" and "bad" father personas in Oliver Stone's Wall Street as arguments seeking to persuade audiences about the morality of the father/son relationship. Specifically, the film develops an argumentative...
The Depictions of Fathers and Children in Best-Selling Picture Books in the United States: A Hybrid Semiotic Analysis
This research examines the presence and depictions of fathers in best-selling picture books in the U.S. using a hybrid semiotic approach. In 200 best-selling picture books for children, among those featuring only a father or only a mother, fathers...
Trends in Academic Attention to Fathers, 1930-2006
This systematic analysis of 1115 articles in five child development and family journals was conducted to: 1) examine whether academic attention to fathers has increased over time, and 2) describe temporal changes in content areas relevant to fathering...

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