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The war against parents : what we can do for America's beleaguered moms and dads

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Cornel West
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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A white woman and a black man come together to address the burning social issue of our time: the virtual abandonment of parents - poor and middle class - by our business, political, and cultural elites. Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West call for a Parents' Bill of Rights that gives new value and dignity to the parental role and restores our nation's commitment to the well-being of children. Hewlett and West show
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Cornel West
ISBN: 0395891698 9780395891698
OCLC Number: 38468383
Description: xviii, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Struggling Parents Then and Now --
The Partnership --
Parents and National Survival --
Waves of Attack --
Managerial Greed and the Collapse of Economic Security --
Government Tilts Against Parents --
A Poisonous Popular Culture --
Fathers Under Siege --
The Disabling of Dads --
Escape Routes: Promise Keepers and the Nation of Islam --
Reweaving the Web of Care --
What Do Parents Want? --
A Parents' Bill of Rights --
Detailed Analysis of Survey Work --
Tables.
Responsibility: Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West.
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A white woman and a black man come together to address the burning social issue of our time: the virtual abandonment of parents - poor and middle class - by our business, political, and cultural elites. Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West call for a Parents' Bill of Rights that gives new value and dignity to the parental role and restores our nation's commitment to the well-being of children. Hewlett and West show how for thirty years big business, government, and the wider culture have waged a silent war against parents. We live in a nation where market work, centered on profits and greed, increasingly crowds out nonmarket work, centered on commitment and care.

In calling for a Parents' Bill of Rights, the authors seek to unite America's 62 million parents behind an agenda that spans the divides of race, gender, and class.

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