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Taking Parenting Public The Case for a New Social Movement

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ISBN-10: 0742521117

ISBN-13: 9780742521117

Edition: 2001

Authors: Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Nancy Rankin, Cornel West, Allan C. Carlson, David Elkind

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is founder and chairman of the National Parenting Association.

Nancy Rankin is Director of Research and Programs at the National Parenting Association.

Professor, writer, and civil rights activist Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973 with an M.A. and later taught African-American studies there. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Haverford College, and Princeton University, the latter as professor of religion and director of African-American studies. West earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He has written more than twenty books, including Race Matters and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America.

List of Boxes, Figures, and Tables
Acknowledgments
Preface: The Challenge
Introduction
The Cultural Marketplace
On Rekindling a Spirit of "Home Training": A Mother's Notes from the Front
Empty Parenthood: The Loss of Parental Authority in the Postmodern Family
From Father Knows Best to The Simpsons--On TV, Parenting Has Lost Its Halo
The Economic Marketplace
The Economic Status of Parents in Postwar America
Time Crunch among American Parents
Low-Income Parents and the Time Famine
The Political Marketplace
Political Trends among American Parents: The 1950s to 1996
Taxes and the Family: A Conservative Perspective
Observations on Some Proposals to Help Parents: A Progressive Perspective
Back to the Future: A GI Bill for the Twenty-First Century
Building Public Will and Political Power to Help Parents
The Paths from Here
What It Will Take to Build a Family-Friendly America
The Emerging Fatherhood Movement: Making Room for Daddy
The Parent Vote
Fixing Social Insecurity: A Proposal to Finance Parenthood
Conclusion
Taking Parenting Public
Index
About the Contributors