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The Resource Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson

Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson

Label
Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city
Title
Doing the best I can
Title remainder
fatherhood in the inner city
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 ties between parents are peripheral and the father-child bond is central
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edin, Kathryn
Dewey number
362.82/940973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV700.7
LC item number
.E35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nelson, Timothy Jon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried fathers
  • Single fathers
  • Fatherhood
  • Poor children
Label
Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One thing leads to another -- Thank you, Jesus -- The stupid shit -- Ward Cleaver -- Sesame Street mornings -- Fight or flight -- Try, try again -- The new package deal
Control code
ocn805831490
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 284 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520274068
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One thing leads to another -- Thank you, Jesus -- The stupid shit -- Ward Cleaver -- Sesame Street mornings -- Fight or flight -- Try, try again -- The new package deal
Control code
ocn805831490
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 284 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520274068
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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