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Teenage Tata: Voices of young fathers in South Africa (Paperback)
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Teenage Tata: Voices of young fathers in South Africa (Paperback)

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Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 30/09/2009
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Teenage Tata: Voices of Young Fathers in South Africa provides a fresh and in-depth portrait of impoverished young South African men who became fathers while teenagers. It provides space for their articulate and impassioned voices to be heard amidst the outcry against the absence of fathers, and offers insights into young fathers' personal, emotional, financial and cultural struggles as they come to terms with fatherhood. The study highlights young fathers' strong sense of responsibility; poignant accounts of emotional engagement with their children and the women in their lives; the motivating power of young fathers' own absent fathers on their parenting intentions; and, their desire for sex-and relationship - education from male family members and their clear recognition of the help they need. Based on a multi-interview qualitative study in the informal settlements and townships around Cape Town and Durban, this monograph offers methodological innovations and showcases how social network interviews offer great potential for both research and intervention.

Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796922878
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 26500 g
Dimensions: 240 x 168 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Beautifully written and well-illustrated with the words of the protagonists. What beams through is the responsibility young men feel towards their children, and their emotional investment in them." --Linda Richter, executive program director, Human Sciences Research Council, and coeditor, "Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa"
"Becoming a young father is often portrayed as a personal disaster. In this book, we are taken beyond this story of misfortune into the rich emotional worlds of young, black, South African fathers." --Robert Morrell, professor of education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and coeditor, "Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa"

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