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Author Rutherford, Markella B., 1973-

Title Adult Supervision Required : Private Freedom and Public Constraints for Parents and Children
Published Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (227 pages)
Series Families in focus
Families in focus series.
Contents Take it with a grain of salt : how parents encounter experts and advice -- Seen and heard : children's growing freedom at home -- Keeping tabs on kids : children's shrinking public autonomy -- Mixed messages about responsibility : children's duties and the work of parenting -- Psychology's child : emotional autonomy and the privatization of the self -- Conclusion
Summary Adult Supervision Required considers the contradictory ways in which contemporary American culture has imagined individual autonomy for parents and children. Using popular parenting advice literature as a springboard for a broader sociological analysis of the American family, Markella B. Rutherford explores how our increasingly psychological conception of the family might be jeopardizing our appreciation for parents & rsquo; and children & rsquo;s public lives and civil liberties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Child rearing -- United States.
Mass media and families -- United States.
Parent and child -- United States.
Parenting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813552214 (electronic bk.)
9780813552217 (electronic bk.)