The family was central to Victorian ideology, and yet the long nineteenth century saw considerable change in the family unit. The onset of industrialization and the expansion of the British Empire meant that there were demands and opportunities away from the home. This led to changes in traditional ways of life and the ways in which people lived together as families. The volumes in this collection focus on various aspects of family life. The experience of childhood is addressed not just from an adult perspective, but also using sources written by children and adolescents. The roles of the husband and father, frequently portrayed as emotionally distant disciplinarian or as a drunken abuser, are explored, as are the roles of wife and mother. Documents are selected to focus on exceptions, as well as the norm. Finally, the extended family and the substitute family are looked at. These include not only kin-based family groups, but also servants, lodgers, foster care, adoption and variations of social welfare.
The companion workbook to Helping Guys Become Men, Husbands, and Fathers. Written for men by a man who believes in the critical and vital role husbands and fathers play in the family, community, and the world. The facts in this book will confirm what every man knows-we are important, no matter what. Every member of the family needs a man's wisdom, protection and love to fully develop. You can be a great man, husband, father. Learn from a guy who knows.
Tips for Fathers, Adult Daughters, Husbands and Father Figures
Author: Bruce W. S. Robinson
Daughters and their Dads discusses the importance of fathers and father-figures in a daughter's life. Topics include beauty, confidence, respect, drugs, peer pressure, curiosity, values, faith, dad dates, special trips, how women can resolve issues with their fathers and dealing with separation. It contains quotes from over 400 personal interviews with prominent men and women, including Test cricketers, Olympians, prime ministers, media personalities, Nobel laureates, Premiers and five Australians of the Year students as well as prostitutes, refugees, nurses, carpenters, convicts, musicians, authors and many others. This book is likely to be popular with fathers, adult woman, husbands and father-figures (eg grandfathers). Dr Bruce Robinson is the author of the best seller Fathering from the Fast Lane, plus four other books. He has lectured on Fathering to thousands of people over 20 years in 5 countries. He is a doctor, teacher and scientist, with over 150 publications and numerous awards.
A collection of selected and condensed reports on the broad subject of Population Change in Southeast Asia, this book represents the work of young Southeast Asian social scientists. Their research has helped to cast more light on the problems associated with rapid population growth, more specifically the areas of fertility, population mobility, family planning, the evaluation of family planning programs, and the environmental influence of demographic behaviour.
The father-daughter dyad features in the Hebrew Bible in all of narratives, laws, myths and metaphors. In previous explorations of this relationship, the tendency has been to focus on discrete stories - notable among them, Judges 11 (the story of Jephthah's human sacrifice of his daughter) and Genesis 19 (the dark tale of Lot's daughters' seduction of their father). By taking the full spectrum into account, however, the daughter emerges prominently as (not only) expendable and exploitable (as an emphasis on daughter sacrifice or incest has suggested) but as cherished and protected by her father. Depictions of daughters are multifarious and there is a balance of very positive and very negative images. While not uncritical of earlier feminist investigations, this book makes a contribution to feminist biblical criticism and utilizes methods drawn from the social sciences and psychoanalysis. Alongside careful textual analysis, Johanna Stiebert offers a critical evaluation of the heuristic usefulness of the ethnographic honour-shame model, of parallels with Roman family studies, and of the application and meaning of 'patriarchy'. Following semantic analysis of the primary Hebrew terms for 'father' (אב) and 'daughter' (בת), as well as careful examination of inter-family dynamics and the daughter's role vis-à-vis the son's, alongside thorough investigation of both Judges 11 and Genesis 19, and also of the metaphor of God-the-father of daughters Eve, Wisdom and Zion, Stiebert provides the fullest exploration of daughters in the Hebrew Bible to date.
Through his research on the status of women in Florence and other Italian cities, Julius Kirshner helped to establish the socio-legal history of women in late medieval and Renaissance Italy and challenge the idea that Florentine women had an inferior legal position and civic status. In Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Kirshner collects nine important essays which address these issues in Florence and the cities of northern and central Italy. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that draws on the methodologies of both social and legal history, the essays in this collection present a wealth of examples of daughters, wives, and widows acting as full-fledged social and legal actors. Revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, the essays in Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy appear alongside an extended introduction which situates them within the broader field of Renaissance legal history.
The role of men has become distorted in this modern age. There are cries from some that we do not need a man or nations should work to end patriarchy. Yet, in subsets of populations where purposeful male leadership is not the norm chaos prevails. Everyone suffers. There must be a better way of having all in society feel empowered and self-fulfilling. That way is to refurbish patriarchy to fit modern society. That can be done through men that call themselves Christians living a life that reflects their God-given roles as first husbands and then as fathers. The Bible is clear that all humans are saved from sin from the acceptance of grace from Jesus Christ. No one can save themselves from sin. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We are all shape in iniquity. Therefore, it is only the belief of the sinless life of Jesus Christ that we can be saved and transformed. How does one know that we are saved and covered by His grace? Jesus gave us the answer. He tells us to serve God with all of our hearts and to do to others as you would want others to do to you. What does it look like to serve God? What does it look like to serve humankind? Jesus tells us, "I you love me keep my commandments." There are only ten commandments. The first four relates to serving God and the last six relates to serving others. This motivational devotional is unique in that is applies the 10 commandments to the role of the man as the husband and as the father. This book of reflections gives you the opportunity to pen your reflection and track your growth to becoming a better father and husband. One may not agree with all of its suppositions, but that is not the point. The point of the book is to encourage Christian men to make a change that is empowering to our wives and children and reverse the many ills that are seen in society due to our lack of leadership. Some women will be offended by this book for it basically states that the well-being of all society rests first and solely on the shoulders of men. Name one war today that are facilitated violently between groups of women. There are none. Therefore, if men stop warring among ourselves in a violent manner how much better that area where the fighting has stop be. The wellbeing of everyone in that vicinity would drastically improve. This is the power that women do not have since that are biologically capable of raging war as a group. Let us take our power to do more good and create safe environments where our women and children can live to their fullest potential.