Doing the Best I Can (Hardcover)
Fatherhood in the Inner City
University of California Press, 9780520274068, 296pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
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Drawing on years of fieldwork, Doing the Best I Can shows how mammoth economic and cultural changes have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor. Intimate interviews with more than 100 fathers make real the significant obstacles faced by low-income men at every step in the familial process: from the difficulties of romantic relationships, to decision-making dilemmas at conception, to the often celebratory moment of birth, and finally to the hardships that accompany the early years of the child's life, and beyond.
About the Author
Timothy Nelson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church.
Praise For Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City…
— Harold Pollack