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作者 Hartas, Dimitra, 1966- author
書名 Parenting, family policy and children's well-being in an unequal society : a new culture war for parents / by Dimitra Hartas
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 1137304618 (electronic bk.)
9781137304612 (electronic bk.)
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系列 Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life
Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life
附註 Introduction; Ellie Lee -- PART I: PARENTING CULTURE -- 1. Intensive Parenting and the Expansion of Parenting; Charlotte Faircloth -- 2. Experts and Parenting Culture; Ellie Lee -- 3. The Politics of Parenting; Jan Macvarish -- 4. Who Cares for Children? The Problem of Intergenerational Contact; Jennie Bristow -- PART II: ESSAYS ON PARENTAL DETERMINISM -- 1. Policing Pregnancy: The Pregnant Woman who Drinks; Ellie Lee -- 2. The Problem of 'Attachment': The 'Detached' Parent; Charlotte Faircloth -- 3. Babies' Brains and Parenting Policy: The 'Insensitive' Mother; Jan Macvarish -- 4. Intensive Fatherhood? The (Un)involved Dad; Charlotte Faircloth -- 5. The Double Bind of Parenting Culture: Helicopter Parents and Cotton Wool Kids; Jennie Bristow -- Conclusion; Ellie Lee
Why do we live at a time when the minutiae of how parents raise their children - how they feed them, talk to them, play with them or discipline them - have become routine sources of public debate and policy making? Why are there now so-called 'parenting experts', and social movements like Attachment Parenting, telling us that 'science says' what parents do is the cause of and solution to social problems? Parenting Culture Studies provides in-depth answers to these features of contemporary social life drawing on a wide range of sources from sociology, history, anthropology, psychology and policy studies to do so, covering developments in both Europe and North America. Key chapters cover the 'intensification of parenting', the rise of the 'parenting expert', the politicizing of parent-child relationships, and the weakening of bonds between generations. Five essays detail contemporary examples of obsessions with parenting, discussing drinking and pregnancy, attachment theory, neuroscience and family policy, fathering, and 'helicopter parenting'. The Introduction situates parental determinism in the wider context of risk consciousness and the demise of social confidence about how to approach the future. Comprehensive in scope and accessibly written, this book will be an indispensable resource for students, researchers, policy-makers and parents seeking a deeper understanding of the debates surrounding parenting and society today
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鏈接 Print version: Hartas, Dimitra, 1966- author. Parenting, family policy and children's well-being in an unequal society 9780230354951 (OCoLC)862757922
主題 Equality -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
Family policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
Parent and child -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
Poor families -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture bisacsh
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