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Author McClain, Linda C.

Title What is parenthood? : contemporary debates about the family / Linda C. McClain, Daniel Cere.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 392 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Extraordinary changes in patterns of family life--and family law--have dramatically altered the boundaries of parenthood and opened up numerous questions and debates. What is parenthood and why does it matter? How should society define, regulate, and support it? Is parenthood separable from marriage--or couplehood--when society seeks to foster children's well-being? What is the better model of parenthood from the perspective of child outcomes? Intense disagreements over the definition and future of marriage often rest upon conflicting convictions about parenthood. What Is Parenthood? asks bold and direct questions about parenthood in contemporary society, and it brings together a stellar interdisciplinary group of scholars with widely varying perspectives to investigate them. Editors Linda C. McClain and Daniel Cere facilitate a dynamic conversation between scholars from several disciplines about competing models of parenthood and a sweeping array of topics, including single parenthood, adoption, donor-created families, gay and lesbian parents, transnational parenthood, parentchild attachment, and gender difference and parenthood"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. What is parenthood? : proposing two models -- pt. II. Institutions : is parenthood separable from marriage (or couplehood) when it comes to fostering child well-being? -- pt. III. Rights : what rights are at stake? : how should the rights of adults and children shape the law of parenthood? -- pt. IV. Child outcomes and forms of parenthood : does one model produce, on average, better outcomes for children? : for society? -- pt. V. Attachment : (how much) does biology matter? -- pt. VI. Gender equality, gender difference, and parenthood : are there gender differences in parenting? : should difference make a difference? -- pt. VII. Globalization and parenthood : how do family immigration and transnational parenting shape parenthood? : how should they inform debates over parenthood? -- pt. VIII. Now what? : given current indicators, can the "toothpaste go back in the tube"? : should it?
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Subject Parent and child (Law) -- United States.
Parenthood -- United States.
Adoption -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gay parents -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Custody of children -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cere, Daniel.
Other Form: Print version: 9780814729151 0814729150 (DLC) 2012028502
ISBN 0814724485 (electronic bk.)
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