Doing the Best I Can
Fatherhood in the Inner CityBook - 2013
Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is denounced as one of the leading social problems of today. Doing the Best I Can is a strikingly rich, paradigm-shifting look at fatherhood among inner-city men often dismissed as "deadbeat dads." Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine how couples in challenging straits come together and get pregnant so quickly-without planning. The authors chronicle the high hopes for forging lasting family bonds that pregnancy inspires, and pinpoint the fatal flaws that often lead to the relationship's demise. They offer keen insight into a radical redefinition of family life, where ties between parents are peripheral and the father-child bond is central.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2013
Description: x, 284 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 362.8294 Edi