Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013].
Status
Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
362.8294 EDIN

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction362.8294 EDINAvailable

Description

Loading Description...

More Details

Format
Book
Physical Desc
x, 284 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780520274068 , 0520274067

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-277) and index.
Description
Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is denounced as one of the leading social problems of today. Doing the Best I Can is a strikingly rich, paradigm-shifting look at fatherhood among inner-city men often dismissed as "deadbeat dads." Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine how couples in challenging straits come together and get pregnant so quickly-without planning. The authors chronicle the high hopes for forging lasting family bonds that pregnancy inspires, and pinpoint the fatal flaws that often lead to the relationship's demise. They offer keen insight into a radical redefinition of family life where the father-child bond is central and parental ties are peripheral. Drawing on years of fieldwork, Doing the Best I Can shows how mammoth economic and cultural changes have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor. Intimate interviews with more than 100 fathers make real the significant obstacles faced by low-income men at every step in the familial process: from the difficulties of romantic relationships, to decision-making dilemmas at conception, to the often celebratory moment of birth, and finally to the hardships that accompany the early years of the child's life, and beyond.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Edin, K., & Nelson, T. J. (2013). Doing the best I can: fatherhood in the inner city . University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edin, Kathryn, 1962- and Timothy Jon. Nelson. 2013. Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edin, Kathryn, 1962- and Timothy Jon. Nelson. Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Edin, Kathryn, and Timothy Jon Nelson. Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City University of California Press, 2013.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.