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The awkward spaces of fathering

Author: Stuart C Aitken
Publisher: Surrey, UK : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, this book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Aitken, Stuart C.
Awkward spaces of fathering.
Surrey, UK : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2008045723
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart C Aitken
ISBN: 0754670058 9780754670056 0754688216 9780754688211
OCLC Number: 326712767
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Awkward Spaces of Fathering; Modes of Encounter; The Poetics of Becoming Other; 1 Partially Remembered Stories; Ethnopoetry and Everyday Emotions; Embodied Collective Memory; Spatial Framing; Differentiated Spatial Stories of Fathering; Part I Framing; 2 Fathering Frames: Some Histories and Geographies; 3 Recovering Fatherhood; Part II Closing In; 4 Cinematic Landscapes and Leaking Bodies; 5 The Inevitable Father; 6 Stretching the Imagination; Part III Moving; 7 Tactics, Strategies and Lines of Flight.
Responsibility: Stuart C. Aitken.

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