For some of the recent and cutting edge scholarship on fathering, please check out the journal Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers.
I am the Editor of this journal and we have an outstanding group of Associate Editors. If you are interested in any of the articles in the journal, please contact me.
I also co-edited a Special Issue (2009) of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which was entitled Fathering across Diversity and Adversity: International Perspectives and Policy Interventions.
Here is a sampling of some of my writing on fathering/fatherhood. Please contact me if you would like a copy of any of these articles/chapters.
Doucet, A. (in press, 2011)“It’s not good for a man to be interested in other people’s children: Fathers and public displays of care” in Esther Dermott and Julie Seymour (Eds). Displaying Families: New Theoretical Directions in Family and Intimate Life. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Doucet, A. (2010) “What Impedes Fathers’ Participation in Care Work: Theorizing the Community as an Institutional Arena.” in Catherine Krull and Justyna Sempruch (Eds) Demystifying the Family/Work Contradiction: Challenges and Possibilities. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Doucet, A. (2010) “Taking off the Maternal Lens: Engaging with Sarah Ruddick on Men and Mothering” in Andrea O’Reilly (Ed) Motherhood at the 21st Century: Policy, Experience, Identity, Agency . Newcastle upon Tyne , UK : Cambridge Scholars Press.
Doucet, A. (2010) “Paid and Unpaid Work: Linking Households, Workplaces, the State, and Communities.” in David Cheal (Ed) New Canadian Families (2nd Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Doucet, A. (2010) “Fathers and Fathering.” in A. O’Reilly and J. Golson (Eds) Encyclopedia of Motherhood . Sage Publications.
Doucet, A. (2009) “Dad and Baby in the First year: Gendered Responsibilities and Embodiment”. The Annals of the Political and Social Sciences.
Doucet, A. (2009) “Gender Equality and Gender Differences: Parenting, Habitus and Embodiment” (pdf). Canadian Review of Sociology, 48 (2), 99-117.
Doucet, A. (2009) “Can Men Mother – or is Mothering Essentially Female?” (pdf). The Vanier Institute of the Family, Transitions, Spring 2009.
Doucet, A. and Merla, L. (2007) “Stay-at-Home Fathering: A Strategy for Balancing Work and Home in Canadian and Belgian Families” (pdf). Community, Work and Family, 10 (4), 453-471.
Doucet, A. (2007) “Fathering/Fatherhood” in Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease and Keith Pringle (Eds.) Routledge International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. London and New York : Routledge.
Doucet, A. (2007) “Families and Work ” in David Cheal (Ed.) Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives. Don Mills and Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Doucet, A. (2006) “Estrogen-filled worlds’: Fathers as primary caregivers and embodiment” (pdf), The Sociological Review 23 (4) 695-715.
Doucet, A. (2005) ‘Its almost like I have a job, but I don’t get paid: Fathers at home reconfiguring work, care and community” (pdf), Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, 2 (3): 277-303.
Doucet, A. (2004) ““Fathers and the Responsibility for Children: A Puzzle and a Tension” (pdf). Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal (Special issue on the politics of unpaid work), 28 (2): 103-114.
Doucet, A. (2001) “Can Sons Grow Into Mothers? Maternal Thinking and Fathers’ Reflections”, in Andrea O’Reilly (ed.), Mothers and Sons: Feminist Perspectives. London : Routledge.
Doucet, A. (2001) ‘You See the Need Perhaps More Clearly Than I Have: Exploring Gendered Processes of Domestic Responsibility’ (pdf), Journal of Family Issues, 22 (3): 328-357.
Doucet, A. (2000) ‘There’s a Huge Difference Between Me as a Male Carer and Women: Gender, Domestic Responsibility, and the Community as an Institutional Arena’ (pdf),Community Work and Family, 3 (2), 163-184.
Publications on parental leave and father-focused policies:
McKay, L. Marshall, K and Doucet, A. (in press, 2011) “Fathers and Parental Leave in Canada: Policies, Practices and Potential” in Jessica Ball and Kerry Daly (eds). Engaging Fathers in Social Change: Lessons from Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press.
Doucet, A and Hawkins, L (in press, 2011) “Feminist Mothers Researching Fathering: Advocates, Contributors, and Dissenters” in Jessica Ball and Kerry Daly (eds). Engaging Fathers in Social Change: Lessons from Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press.
McKay, L. and Doucet, A. (2010) ‘Without Taking Away Her Leave’: A Canadian Case Study of Couples’ Decisions on Fathers’ Use of Paid Leave”, Fathering (special issue edited by Margaret O’Brien and Linda Haas on Men, Work and Parenting). 8. 3.
Doucet, A. Tremblay, D.G. and Donna Lero (2010) “Leave Policy and Research: Canada” in P. Moss (Ed). International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research (5th edition, revised) London: Employment Relations Research
Doucet, A. McKay, L. and Tremblay, D-G. (2009) “Parental Leave Policy in Canada” in Peter Moss and Sheila Kammerman, The Politics of Parental Leave Policies: Children, Parenting, Gender and the Labour Market. Bristol, UK , Policy Press.
Doucet, A. and Tremblay, D.G. (2006) “Leave Policy and Research: Canada” in P. Moss and M. O’Brien (Eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research. London, UK: Department of Trade and Industry Research Series, 57.
Bader, E. and Doucet, A. (2005) “Canadian Community Organizations & New Fathers: A Report of the New Fathers
Cluster of the Father Involvement Research Alliance (FIRA).” FIRA-CURA Project: University of Guelph.
Doucet, A. and Tremblay, D-G. (2005) Leave Policies and Research: Canada (pdf), in F. Deven & P. Moss (eds.) Leave Policies and Research. Reviews and Country Notes. (Working Paper 2005/3) Brussels : CBGS (Population and Family Study Centre).