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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Chevannes, Barry
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Department of Sociology and Social Work
Title, Analytic
Fatherhood in the African-Caribbean landscape
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Barrow, Christine
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Title, Monographic
Children's rights Caribbean realities
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Kingston, Jamaica
Publisher Name
Ina Randle
Date of Publication
2002
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214-26
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Abstract
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.....
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