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Boundaries of touch : parenting and adult-child intimacy

Author: Jean O'Malley Halley
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the shifting and conflicting ideas about when, where, and how we should touch our children. Discussing issues of parent-child contact ranging from breastfeeding to sexual abuse, Jean O'Malley Halley traces the evolution of mainstream ideas about touching between adults and children over the course of the twentieth century in the United States. Debates over when a child should be weaned and whether to  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean O'Malley Halley
ISBN: 9780252032127 0252032128 9780252075810 0252075811
OCLC Number: 77116811
Description: xiv, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: To touch or not to touch --
The rise of the expert, the fall of the mother --
Breasts versus bottles and the sexual mother --
Babies in bed : to sleep or not to sleep (with your baby) --
Violent touch : feminists, conservatives, and child sexual abuse --
Touching problems.
Responsibility: Jean O'Malley Halley.
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"Raising children is such daunting work. Medical experts, parents, peers, mass media outlets, and activists engage in the production of the boundaries of what is appropriate when raising children. Read more...

 
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