Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family

Father Mission

Authors: Liong, Mario

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  • Uniquely explores the impact of fathers on their children’s education alongside topics such as love, masculinity, identity, marriage, economics and feminism
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the dialectical relationship between fatherhood and manhood
  • Focuses on the oft-neglected areas of fathers' everyday lives and agency
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About this book

This book is about how Chinese men make sense of and practise fatherhood within the context of changing gender conventions and socio-cultural conditions. Liong analyses data from participant observations at a men's centre, focus groups, and in-depth interviews, to assess the subjective experience and identities of Chinese fathers in Hong Kong, from a gender perspective. His findings show that economic provision, education, and marriage are the three "natural" and "normal" domains of paternity. Not being able to fulfil these requirements is a threat to fathers' masculinity, yet is also an opportunity for fathers to reflect upon these accepted conventions. In order to compensate, these men typically develop a closer and more caring relationship with their children, however these fathers still struggle with feelings of inferiority.

About the authors

Mario Liong is Associate Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. Previously he was Post-Doctoral Researcher at Umeå University, Sweden and Assistant Professor at Centennial College, Hong Kong.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family
Book Subtitle
Father Mission
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44186-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44186-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44185-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68425-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 224
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