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Author Mack, Dana.

Title The assault on parenthood : how our culture undermines the family / Dana Mack.

Published New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.850973 MACK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 368 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-350) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Family-Hating Culture -- Pt. I. Culture Against the Family. 1. The Parent as Pariah. 2. Child Welfare, Family Destruction. 3. Undomesticated Law -- Pt. II. Parenting, Bureaucratic Style. 4. Schooling for Leveling. 5. Sex Ed in the School of Hard Knocks. 6. The Workfare/Day Care Trap. 7. Material Kids -- Pt. III. The Familist Counterculture. 8. Alternative Schooling. 9. The New Familism. 10. Toward a Family Policy: Seven Pro-Family Proposals in Search of Political Courage.
Summary In this timely and impassioned book, Dana Mack exposes a disturbing aspect of American society. Embedded in the very institutions that are supposed to be helping parents in the difficult enterprise of child-rearing is a pronounced anti-family bent. Despite the fuss over "family values," Mack argues, we're living in an increasingly family-hating culture that offers little respect or support for parents - that in fact undermines their efforts at a time when they are working harder than ever to raise their children right.
This state of affairs, Mack maintains, is at odds with the real aspirations and values of parents everywhere and jeopardizes what we treasure most about the family. But a rising groundswell of disenchanted parents is forging a pro-family counterculture aimed at reclaiming the rights and responsibilities of child-rearing and revitalizing family intimacy. Mack sees in their efforts a blueprint for a new family policy, which she articulates in a call to arms that cannot be ignored.
Subject Families -- United States.
Parenting -- United States.
Social values -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Moral conditions.
ISBN 0684807742