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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Books by David Blankenhorn.

Blankenhorn has some very interesting things to say about absent fathers in America. This is an important groundbreaking book.

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

Congratulations to all the second marriages out there that have managed to make it work but its hard. The Visting Father-Here’s my stepdad.

It clashes harshly with a gender-neutral society. If you have physically abused a woman in her home, you are many times more likely to be a boyfriend or stepfather than a married father.


In today’s script, the Blankehnorn Father is part nostalgia figure and part straw man — someone who can make today’s baby boomer fathers feel good by comparison. Ponder the three words.

Fatherlessness is now approaching a rough parity with fatherhood as a defining feature of American childhood. In an important sense, the New Father is the modem, improved version of the Old Father — that dutiful but disappointing fellow from an earlier generation who did not talk about his feelings, changed tires rather than diapers, and expected someone else to do blankehhorn dishes.


At other times, our character appears in the guise of the Deadbeat Dad — the runaway father who refuses to mail in his child support payments.

Read it and pass it on. Viewing this list, it’s pretty obvious why so many American women are flocking to the “Twilight” movies. But he is losing ground. Blankethorn’s secular argument for fatherhood complimented my beliefs in the divinity of the family. Tulasi Adeva rated it liked it Jun 04, No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? At best, he is desirable but expendable. The Unnecessary Father-The “new idea” that American men are no longer a requirement in American families and for single mothers having a father for the kids is “important The core question is simple: ByAmerica blxnkenhorn still paying the price.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As a social role, fatherhood is reduced to the size of a wallet.

But like anything taken to an excess, idolizing the power of one, unfettered, can leave many more damaged in blankenohrn wake. Ideas, asserts the author, made them and helped them leave, ideas can bring them back.

If we do not, we must not be surprised by the continuing decline of fatherhood in our society. In short, when it comes to marital commitment and family obligation, many of us new fathers — fathers in an increasingly fatherless society — could do worse than remember our old fathers, the good family men.


In fact, masculinity in particular has been singled out as something to avoid, to correct, and to expunge. But these factors, while certainly alarming, still fail to reveal the heart of the matter.

In our efforts to find greater blankenhrn among the sexes, have we ignored a huge amount of unintended consequences? The Sperm Father-Sperm banks were still a new idea in the 90’s but by the 21st century no one thinks twice about a woman who choses to raise a child alone. This blind spot in social and academic research, I believe, causes so many well-intentioned and extremely intelligent people to miss the mark when it comes to child well-being and human thriving.

If you are a child who has been sexually abused in your home, the chances of the abuser being someone other than your biological father are about 40 to one.

For our society is not only losing fathers.