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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century

ISBN 9781403995148
Publication Date February 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Gender and History

This lively collection penetrates the stereotype of the Victorian 'paterfamilias' to reveal intimate and involved, authoritarian and austere fathers. Examining how paternal power was embedded in social institutions, it argues that fatherhood invoked more anxiety and debate than hitherto acknowledged.

TREV LYNN BROUGHTON is Senior Lecturer in English and Women's Studies at the University of York, UK.

HELEN ROGERS is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Introduction: The Empire of the Father; H.Rogers & T.L.Broughton
PART 1: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fatherhood, Religious Belief and the Protection of Children in Nineteenth-Century English Families; M.Doolittle
'Married Men and the Fathers of Families': Fatherhood and Franchise Reform in Britain; M.McCormack
'What do you Want to Know About Next?' Charles Kingsley's Model of Educational Fatherhood; V.Sanders
PART 2: PATTERNS OF INVOLVEMENT
Father as Mother: The Image of the Widower with Children in Victorian Art; T.Sabatos
Hands-on Fatherhood in Trollope's Novels; M.Markwick
Father(ing) Christmas: Fatherhood, Gender and Modernity in Victorian and Edwardian England; N.Armstrong
PART 3: A DIFFERENT CLASS?
Father's Pride? Fatherhood in Industrialising Communities; A.Walker
'First in the House': Daughters on Working-Class Fathers and Fatherhood; H.Rogers
'Speechless with Grief': Bereavement and the Working-Class Father, c. 1880-1914; J-M.Strange
PART 4: FRONTIERS OF FATHERHOOD
Missionary 'Fathers' and Wayward 'Sons' in the South Pacific, 1797-1825; A.Twells
A Wealth of Fatherhood: Paternity in American Adoption Narratives; C.Nelson
Fatherhood Real, Imagined, Denied: British Men in Imperial India; E.Buettner
Select Bibliography
Index

Reviews

'A really invaluable collection.' - John Tosh, University of Surrey Roehampton, UK
'A vibrant collection of essays: many of the chapters speak to one another and engage the reader in a provocative dialogue about Victorian fatherhood.' - Ben Irvin, University of Arizona, USA
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