PrefaceAcronyms and abreviationsOpening lines
Fatherhood in historical perspective
Representations and roles
Being a father in South Africa today
Local and international policies and programmes
Professor Linda Richter is Executive Director of the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development research programme of the HSRC. She is also the Chair of Psychology and an elected Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She holds an Honorary Professorship in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and is a consultant in the HIV Prevention Trials Unit at the Medical Research Council, Durban. Prof. Richter obtained her PhD at the University of Natal and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Universities of London, Edinburgh and Nottingham, doing specialised study in child and adolescent development. She has conducted both basic and policy research in the fields of child and youth development as applied to health, education, welfare and social development and has published more than 100 papers in these and related fields. Professor Robert Morrell studied at the Universities of Rhodes, Witwatersrand and Natal where he gained B.Journ, BA Hons, MA and PhD degrees. He taught in the Departments of History at the University of Transkei (1982-1984) and Durban-Westville (1985-1988). Since 1989 he has been a member of the School of Education at the University of Natal (KwaZulu-Natal). He teaches courses on gender and education at Honours and Masters levels and supervises many masters and doctoral students. He is also involved in the Gender Studies Programme and, from time to time, participates in the teaching programmes of the Medical School. His research interests are concentrated in the area of gender studies. Here his major focus is on masculinity - he edited 'Changing Men in Southern Africa' (University of Natal Press/Zed Books, Pietermaritzburg/London, 2001) which won the 2002 University of Natal Prize for Edited Books. He is an advisory board member of the US journal, 'Men and Masculinities' and a consulting editor for the Routledge Encyclopaedia on Men and Masculinity.
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