Scholarly Selections

Fathers in Popular Culture

November 16, 2017 6:30 PM


Comparing Representations of Fathers, Sexuality, and Struggle in Contemporary Popular Culture

What does it mean to be a father in today’s world? In the past, people have often perceived parenting as a matter of the private sphere. Now the boundary between public and private life has eroded in various ways. 

Dr. Ed Chamberlain provides a discussion of these experiences and the connections between fatherhood, sexuality, and struggle including the challenges faced by gay fathers, famous dads, and parents who are economically disadvantaged.

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Ed Chamberlain

Presenter Ed Chamberlain