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Published: 15 March 2015

240 Pages | 2 black and white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199674909

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Family Men

Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

Laura King

  • The only history of fatherhood in Britain from 1914-1960
  • Uses a wide range of sources pertaining to cultural norms about fatherhood (as discussed in the press and popular culture) and individual testimony (through interviews, social research, letters and autobiographies)
  • Pioneers a combined approach to the social and cultural history of Britain
  • Offers a new perspective on the history of masculinity in twentieth-century Britain
  • Gives a fuller understanding of fatherhood, focusing on emotions, status and attitudes as well as behaviour