Lookup NU author(s): Professor Richard Collier
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This article seeks to unpack the way in which a constellation of ideas around what it means to speak of 'good fatherhood' has come to inform a series of debates, after the election of the New Labour government in 1997, around the content and contours of paternal responsibility. Via a focus on family law and recent developments around the idea of 'work-life' balance, it discusses the concepts underpinning present debates. In questioning the still-powerful (if frequently unspoken) influence of social constructionist ideas of sex/ gender, it explores and question how men's 'family practices' have been understood.
Author(s): Collier R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Law and Society
ISSN (print): 0263-323X
ISSN (electronic): 1467-6478
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