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American FatherhoodA History$
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Jürgen Martschukat

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479892273

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479892273.001.0001

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American Fatherhood

Jürgen Martschukat

NYU Press

A brief introduction outlines the architecture of the book: the significance of the family for the governing of American society, the analysis of discourses with a simultaneous focus on historical actors and their agency, the scrutiny of power relations in American history and society, the entanglement of close-ups and long shots in twelve separate yet interdependent chapters, and the presentation of a history of continuity and change.

Keywords:   family, governmentality, discourse analysis, agency

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