The Politics of Parenthood: Child Care, Women's Rights, and the Myth of the Good Mother

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Calling for a redefinition of "good parenting," a former Carter administration official examines the history of American mothering and shapes a new parenting paradigm based on children's needs. Tour.

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THE POLITICS OF PARENTHOOD: Child Care, Women's Rights, and the Myth of the Good Mother

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A forceful overview of how what's perceived as good for the child changes as the culture and public-policy change—currently, Berry says, to the detriment of women. The author's fundamental thesis is ... Read full review

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In a timely and fascinating book, Berry, a lawyer and University of Pennsylvania history professor, reviews the social history of the American family in support of the thesis that the "mother care ... Read full review


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