The parent as citizen : a democratic dilemma (eBook, 2011) []
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The parent as citizen : a democratic dilemma

The parent as citizen : a democratic dilemma

Author: Brian Duff
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
When leaders and citizens in the United States articulate their core political beliefs, they often do so in terms of parenthood and family. But while the motives might be admirable, the results of such thinking are often corrosive to our democratic goals. In The Parent as Citizen, Brian Duff reveals how efforts to make the experience of parenthood inform citizenship contribute to the most persistent problems in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Duff, Brian.
Parent as citizen.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010036536
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Duff
ISBN: 9780816675074 0816675074 9781452947280 1452947287
OCLC Number: 701103935
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the parent and the citizen --
Monsters in the garden : Rousseau on politics and parental virtue--
The tragedy of birth : Nietzsche on parenthood and political contest --
Troubled inheritance : Richard Rorty and the metaphysics of the child --
Deadbeat citizens : Cornel West and the parent as prophet --
Conclusion : exposing the citizen as parent.
Responsibility: Brian Duff.


How ideas about parenthood undermine politics. 


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"The Parent as Citizen is superb. Brian Duff has pulled off quite an accomplishment: he takes what seems like a peripheral issue to political theory-the question of parenting-and shows how it Read more...

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