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The Resource Deadbeat dads : subjectivity and social construction, Deena Mandell

Deadbeat dads : subjectivity and social construction, Deena Mandell

Label
Deadbeat dads : subjectivity and social construction
Title
Deadbeat dads
Title remainder
subjectivity and social construction
Statement of responsibility
Deena Mandell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 'deadbeat dad' is a common topic in today's news media. As an experienced social worker, family therapist, and mediator, Deena Mandell is familiar not only with popular, legal, and institutional discourses on the subject, but also with the lived reality of those involved in support conflict. In 'Deadbeat Dads, ' she addresses the reasons for the failure of child support enforcement." "Non-payment of child support is often seen as an individual act of defiance or a moral failing, or it is interpreted only in terms of its economic ill effects. These perceptions can actually reinforce resistance and disengagement on the part of fathers, by causing them to see themselves as victims whose personal rights are under threat. And all too often, as this study shows, in the struggle between the state's protection of its financial interests and the fathers' focus on their personal rights, the needs of children disappear." "Mandell constructs a sophisticated argument around findings from interviews with separated fathers, augmented with the perspectives of enforcement personnel such as judges, mediators, and lawyers, and with first-hand observation of courtroom discussions. This is a qualitative study that lets informants speak for themselves but also subjects the resulting insights to critical analysis."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mandell, Deena
Dewey number
306.89/0851
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ756
LC item number
.M342 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorced fathers
  • Child support
  • Desertion and non-support
  • Pères divorcés
  • Pension alimentaire pour enfants
  • Abandon de famille
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Divorced fathers
  • Canada
  • Ehescheidung
  • Unterhalt
  • Echtscheiding
  • Mannen
  • Alimentatie
  • Sociale identiteit
  • Carence paternelle
  • Identité masculine
  • Parents divorcés
  • Pension alimentaire
  • Père
  • Vater
Label
Deadbeat dads : subjectivity and social construction, Deena Mandell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF FIGURES""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Fathers and Divorce: Personal and Institutional Processes""; ""2 The Study""; ""3 The Fathers' Perspective""; ""4 Looking at Legal Texts""; ""5 How the Institutional Informants See It""; ""6 Putting It All Together""; ""NOTES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
804815569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673731
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt521xx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804815569
Label
Deadbeat dads : subjectivity and social construction, Deena Mandell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF FIGURES""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Fathers and Divorce: Personal and Institutional Processes""; ""2 The Study""; ""3 The Fathers' Perspective""; ""4 Looking at Legal Texts""; ""5 How the Institutional Informants See It""; ""6 Putting It All Together""; ""NOTES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
804815569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442673731
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt521xx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804815569

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