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Parenting Culture Studies by [Lee, E., Bristow, J., Faircloth, C., Macvarish, J.]
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"The authors of this timely collection are in the forefront of analyses of contemporary parenting. The discourses and practices of parenting are rarely held up for sustained critique. Readers of this book will be challenged to question the politics and rationales of parenting cultures in this provocative and cogently argued book." - Deborah Lupton, University of Sydney, Australia

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An accessible, comprehensive account of the cultural controversies and debates surrounding parenting and society today


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 988 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014 edition (11 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I5QZ3DU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #516,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is an academic work, extensively referenced. But the text is very readable and needs to be widely known about. For any parent wondering why it all seems so joyless and pressured, this book shows that it isn't more 'experts' we need but more confidence in ourselves and more trust in others around us.
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It used to be said that it takes a village to raise a child, but these days it is commonplace to lay the blame for social problems at the feet of parents. This book examines why the matter of bringing up children has grown from a private family matter to a huge "parenting" industry with supported by various experts and policy makers. The authors warn that expert intervention into child-rearing might not empower parents, but rather undermine them. The suggestion that parents should have confidence in themselves and other adults is one that is rarely made and is worthy of consideration.
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From the fascination with babies' brains to the worrying trend of 'helicopter parenting' this book examines and challenges many of the common cultural myths circulating about parenting today. Clearly and persuasively written, it proved to be a real antidote for me after having attended a SEAL parenting class at my kid's school - where I was told that parents should only ever speak positively to their children. Why are we wrapping our kids in cotton wool and obsessing over every little thing that might upset, harm or incidentally 'damage' them? This book begins this important discussion and offers a challenge to the mainstream consensus.
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Interesting read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Collection of position papers 26 April 2014
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I found this disappointing, just because I like a bit more substance to my discussions. I got about halfway before deciding this was just not going to achieve the level of objective analysis for which I had hoped. It is largely opinion being presented, not much factual analysis and, as far as I got, no real science. Opinion citing opinion citing opinion can be fascinating, but it can also lose touch with whatever authentically is the origin or heart of the opinion. I would not recommend unless you do enjoy watching a debate just for the sake of the argument. Indeed, perhaps this book would have struck me more positively had I been anticipating a more political treatment of the issue.
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