The Resource All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood, Jennifer Senior

All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood, Jennifer Senior

Label
All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood
Title
All joy and no fun
Title remainder
the paradox of modern parenthood
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Senior
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In asking, what are the effects of children on their parents, the author analyzes the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources, she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. She follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards. Here she makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parentHOOD, rather than parentING, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today, and tomorrow. -- From publisher description
  • Drawing on a vast array of sources in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology, a journalist challenges basic beliefs about parenthood, while revealing the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Senior, Jennifer
Dewey number
306.874
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.8
LC item number
.S455 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parenthood
  • Children
  • Parent and child
Label
All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood, Jennifer Senior
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autonomy -- Marriage -- Simple gifts -- Concerted cultivation -- Adolescence -- Joy
Control code
ocn868886945
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780062072221
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2013498720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868886945
Label
All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood, Jennifer Senior
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autonomy -- Marriage -- Simple gifts -- Concerted cultivation -- Adolescence -- Joy
Control code
ocn868886945
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780062072221
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2013498720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868886945

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