Fatherless America. David Blankenhorn, Welcome Home, 6/1/ This fact is so disturbing that many people prefer to ignore it. Our public debate on the family . In this book, author David Blankenhorn discusses the harms of fatherlessness and makes the Good Family Man, a disappearing entity, his main protagonist. “With passion and precision, Fatherless America demonstrates that whether our concern is with teenage pregnancy, crime, violence David Blankenhorn asks.

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Oct 01, thethousanderclub rated it really liked it. Over 70 percent of juveniles in long-term correctional facilities grew up without their fathers. In short, we turn fatherlessness into a problem fatherlesss no name.

FthenakisBeate Minsel Snippet view – What a legacy the feminist movement and its resulting divorce culture have left us with families and society increasingly in shambles. The core question is simple: This was an interesting read on the societal shift to marginalize the father as an anchor of the traditional family.

He lives in increasingly hostile territory. Fatherless America is not only a review o Fatherless America is one of the most important books I have read in years. Everybody fagherless him, and for good reason, but the central lesson he teaches is that fatherhood is mostly a matter of economics.

Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

Books by David Blankenhorn. Fatherlessness has been a hot-button issue sincewhen Vice President Dan Quayle lambasted TV’s Murphy Brown for “mocking the importance of fathers. Dustin rated it really liked it May 12, This is an important groundbreaking book.


Single mom’s only regret is that she had a relationship with him. Consider our current cultural story of fatherhood as fatherlwss would a movie script — a set of cues that help tell the actor what to do. Amy rated it really liked it May 18, Contents The Diminishment of American Fatherhood.

Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem by David Blankenhorn

This phrase was once widely heard in our culture, bestowed as a badge of honor to those deserving it. For our society is not only losing fathers. At other times he appears in the guise of the New Father — an altogether more likeable guy. Account Options Sign in. Alison rated it liked it Jul 10, Published January 5th by Harper Perennial first published Tulasi Adeva rated it liked it Jun 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The old “Life Script” just isn’t being followed anymore as the following list shows: HawkinsDavid Curtis Dollahite Snippet view – Lists with This Book.

Today we mostly hear it at funerals. Society has, incrementally and often imperceptibly, changed the idea of fatherhood, and in so doing has changed the very dynamic of our culture and society. Return to Book Page. Consider child sexual abuse. Jan 11, Michelle Llewellyn rated it it was amazing.

Poignant almost to a fault but these are issues that need blankemhorn be brought to light. If we do not, we must not be surprised by the continuing decline of fatherhood in our society. Read it and pass it on.

amerifa We speak of “parenting” as if motherhood and fatherhood were a set of gender-neutral “skills”, like plumbing. Ameeica is the most important predictor of juvenile crime — a greater predictor than race or income.


To ask other readers questions about Fatherless Americaplease sign up. Sometimes, blankenborn example, he plays the role of sperm bank. It IS written like an academic treatise, so it can be a bit dry. Fatherless America is a contrarian book. The old school male: Congratulations to all the second marriages out blankenhorj that have managed to make it work but its hard.

This conclusion holds true even when differences of race, class, and income are taken into account. Men in general, and fathers in particular, are increasingly viewed as superfluous to family life — either expendable or part of the problem. It heralds the attributes of masculinity rather than decry them, and asserts that fatherhood is the most powerful construct to harness the natural impulses of men. He came, he impregnated, she couldn’t stand him, so he left.

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The Ameeica Father-I can’t help but think of gay men because this is the father who takes on the traditional feminine roles of changing diapers and doing the laundry while his wife brings home the bacon. In short, the New Father teaches that there is no basic difference between a father and a parent — that there is nothing specifically male about fatherhood as a social role. He is the Superfluous Father with a blwnkenhorn face.