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Neuroparenting

The Expert Invasion of Family Life

Authors: Macvarish, Jan

  • Provides a timely contribution to the growing debate about the significance and implications of neuroparenting
  • Examines neuroparenting historically, culturally and politically
  • Presents arguments with clear implications for policy 
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About this book

This book traces the growing influence of ‘neuroparenting’ in British policy and politics. Neuroparenting advocates claim that all parents require training, especially in how their baby’s brain develops. Taking issue with the claims that ‘the first years last forever’ and that infancy is a ‘critical period’ during which parents must strive ever harder to ‘stimulate’ their baby’s brain just to achieve normal development, the author offers a trenchant and incisive case against the experts who claim to know best and in favour of the privacy, intimacy and autonomy which makes family life worth living.

The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Sociology, Family and Intimate Life, Cultural Studies, Neuroscience, Social Policy and Child Development, as well as individuals with an interest in family policy-making.

 

About the authors

Jan Macvarish is Researcher and Lecturer at the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent, UK. She is the co-author of Parenting Culture Studies, (Palgrave, 2014).

Reviews

“This book shows that there are more problems with brain-based parenting than bad neuroscience.  Jan Macvarish, analyzing the issue from a broad historico-cultural perspective, shows how the neuroparenting movement inhibits sound policy formation, impedes social justice, and threatens family privacy and parents’ rights. This is a highly significant contribution to the early childhood policy literature.” (John T. Bruer, James S. McDonnell Foundation, USA, author of “The Myth of the First Three Years”)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54732-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroparenting
Book Subtitle
The Expert Invasion of Family Life
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54733-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54733-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54732-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 116
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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