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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.
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, "the preeminent African- American intellectual of our generation" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), is author of Race Matters (Beacon hardcover 0-8070-0918-0 / $15.00), a New York Times bestseller for ten weeks. He is a university professor at Harvard University, lectures widely, and lives in the Boston area.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