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Rothschild, L. (2019). Introduction to Reconstructing Fatherhood. Psychoanal. Perspect., 16(3):312-315.

(2019). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 16(3):312-315

Reconstructing Fatherhood

Introduction to Reconstructing Fatherhood

Louis Rothschild, Ph.D.

An introduction to three papers that focus on fatherhood. Common to each paper is an understanding that the loss of idealization in adult identity development affords working with an aftermath of melancholy that can alter the role of fatherhood in a pro-social direction. To that end, intersectionality, essentialism, and challenges of being Other are addressed with a focus that is simultaneously clinically and culturally attuned.

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