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The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads

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A white feminist and a black human rights activist join in a rare partnershipto address the burning social issue of our time: the abandonment of America'sparents.

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a white feminist, and Cornel West, a black human rights activist, join in a rare partnership to address the burning social issue of our time: the abandonment of America's parents. A "brave and personal book" (New York Post), The War Against Parents calls for a Parents' bill of Rights that gives new dignity to the parental role and restores our nation's commitment to the well-being of children.

About the Author

Cornel West is a professor of philosophy of religion and Afro-American studies at Harvard University and the author of several books, including the best-selling Race Matters. Mr. West currenty resides in Boston, Massachusetts.Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and author of several books, including the award-winning When the Bough Breaks. Founder and President of the National Parenting Association, she lectures widely thoughout the country. She currently lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Prologue I. Struggling Parents Then and Now 1. The Partnership 2. Parents and National Survival II. Waves of Attack 3. Managerial Greed and the Collapse of Economic Security 4. Government Tilts Against Parents 5. A Poisonous Popular Culture III. Fathers Under Siege 6. The Disabling of Dads 7. Escape Routes: Promise Keepers and the Nation of Islam IV. Reweaving the Web of Care 8. What Do Parents Want? 9. A Parents' Bill of Rights Appendix A: Detailed Analysis of Survey Work Appendix B: Tables Notes Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395957974
Author:
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann
Author:
West, Cornel
Author:
West, Cornel
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
American
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
8.66x5.60x.85 in. .87 lbs.

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a white feminist, and Cornel West, a black human rights activist, join in a rare partnership to address the burning social issue of our time: the abandonment of America's parents. A "brave and personal book" (New York Post), The War Against Parents calls for a Parents' bill of Rights that gives new dignity to the parental role and restores our nation's commitment to the well-being of children.
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