Author(s): Linda Nielsen
In this fully revised second edition, Father-Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues, Nielsen summarizes the most relevant research to have emerged since the publication of the first edition and provides a panoramic view in a crisp, clear, engaging format. This book aims to break down the persistent misconceptions about fatherhood and father-daughter relationships and guides reader to a more objective, analytical approach. The research is enlivened with compelling personal stories from fathers and daughters, including well-known celebrities and politicians. Quizzes and questionnaires show readers how to apply the research to their own lives and how to identify their own biases and misconceptions Nielsen's scope reaches far beyond white middle-class families to include racial minorities, divorced and separated parents, immigrant families, gay fathers, and lesbian daughters. The book also covers fathers affected by poverty, incarceration, substance abuse, military service, and terminal illnesses, amongst other issues. Father-Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues goes on to explore the father's impact on his daughter's cognitive, academic, social, psychological, and physical well-being at various stages of her life, as well as his impact on her vocational choices and relationships with men. This book is essential reading for college students in education, psychology, sociology, women's studies, and counseling courses. It is also an indispensable resource for professionals. Book jacket.