Doing the best I can : fatherhood in the inner city
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Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013].
Format
Book
ISBN
9780520274068, 0520274067
Physical Desc
x, 284 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Lincoln - Adult Non-Fiction
362.8294 Edi
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Published
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013].
Language
English
ISBN
9780520274068, 0520274067

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Edin, K., & Nelson, T. J. (2013). Doing the best I can: fatherhood in the inner city . University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edin, Kathryn, 1962- and Timothy Jon. Nelson. 2013. Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City. University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edin, Kathryn, 1962- and Timothy Jon. Nelson. Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City University of California Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Edin, Kathryn, and Timothy Jon Nelson. Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City University of California Press, 2013.

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