The Politics of Parenting

The Politics of Parenting

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Should the state license parents? This book is challenging: the Brave New World of eugenics and State regulation of procreation, parenting and the family. This is a highly reasoned and provocative book about a huge taboo in modern society. It will raise the ire of both the traditionalists and the politically correct. It will be attacked in the press. But, ultimately the book is in defense of children and addresses the role of government in ensuring that parents practice a stewardship model, rather than an ownership model, of childrearing. It should be required reading by any student of populations studies and sociology of the family.

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  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 154.9 x 227.1 x 15.5mm | 399.17g
  • 01 Feb 2004
  • Paragon House Publishers
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • English
  • 1557788189
  • 9781557788184

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William B. Irvine has written widely on issues in public policy and applied ethics. It was these research interests, combined with his own experiences as a parent, which led him to write Doing Right by Children. Dr. Irvine is currently associate professor of philosophy at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and their two children.

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