Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Fatherhood in the African-Caribbean landscape
Children's rights Caribbean realities
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Explores the meaning and lived contradictions of fatherhood in the Caribbean context by raising three main issues: the consequences that two opposing forms of sexuality have on the establishment of paternity; the status of fatherhood within the complex pattern of varying family and household structures; and the pervasive 'trickster ethos' underlying the relationships between men and women and sexual reproduction. Outlines that fatherhood defines a relationship that is negotiated on the basis of the ontological principle of blood and that, within this relationship, women often hold the key to men's effectiveness as fathers.....