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Supporting Young Men as Fathers

Gendered Understandings of Group-Based Community Provisions


About this book


This book examines community group settings for young men who are fathers, with particular emphasis on the role of gender within the groups and the possibilities of such groups for the ‘un-doing’ of gender. Young men who are fathers are often marginalized and negatively portrayed within society. Groups allow them space and opportunity for peer support with other young men, to gain confidence and skills, and to positively develop their fatherhood identities. They offer young fathers opportunities to encounter new role models and can therefore help to reimagine young men who are fathers, challenging stereotypes and offering support for young men and their families.

Supporting Young Men as Fathers will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of sociology, social work, health promotion and youth work as well as practitioners working within family settings or who may encounter young men who are parents within their professional roles. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Health Promotion ResearchLeedsUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Esmée Hanna is Research Officer in the Centre for Health Promotion Research, School of Health and Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Supporting Young Men as Fathers
  • Book Subtitle Gendered Understandings of Group-Based Community Provisions
  • Authors Esmée Hanna
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71479-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89077-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71480-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 122
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Men's Studies
    Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
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“An important book that will be of great interest to practitioners, policy-makers, and academics alike.” (Nigel Sherriff, University of Brighton, UK)