Doing Good Parenthood : Ideals and Practices of Parental Involvement

This edited collection shows that good parenthood is neither fixed nor stable. The contributors show how parenthood is equally done by men, women and children, in and through practices involving different normative guidelines. The book explores how normative layers of parenthood are constituted by n...

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Other Authors: Sparrman, Anna (Editor), Westerling, Allan (Editor), Lind, Judith (Editor), Dannesboe, Karen Ida (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
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Summary:This edited collection shows that good parenthood is neither fixed nor stable. The contributors show how parenthood is equally done by men, women and children, in and through practices involving different normative guidelines. The book explores how normative layers of parenthood are constituted by notions such as good childhood, family ideals, national public health and educational strategies. The authors illustrate how different versions of parenthood coexist and how complex sets of actions are demanded to fulfil today’s expectations of parenthood in Western societies. This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to research scholars in child and family studies, students, experts, social workers, politicians, teachers and parents. Anna Sparrman is Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Allan Westerling is Associate Professor at the Department of People and Technology and the Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Life research at Roskilde University, Denmark. Judith Lind is Lecturer at Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Karen Ida Dannesboe is Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Anthropology, School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark
Physical Description:XI, 152 p. 3 illus online resource
ISBN:9783319467740