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Family Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

Laura King


This book studies fathers and families in the period from the First World War to the end of the 1950s. It takes a thematic approach, examining different aspects of fatherhood in turn, from the duties it could and did encompass to the ways in which it related to men’s identities. The historical approach is socio-cultural: each chapter examines a wide range of historical source materials in order to analyse both cultural representations of fatherhood and related social norms, and the practices and experiences of individuals and families. Source materials include newspapers, advice literature, fi ... More

Keywords: fatherhood, masculinity, gender, family life, roles, relationships, identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura King, author
University of Leeds