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What is a Parent
A Socio-Legal Analysis
Despite the familiar and apparently obvious answer to this question the notion of ‘parent’ emerges from the analysis as a contested concept. Definitions are various and fluid, parenting practices are by no means fixed, and ideologies which frame who parents are and what they do are subject to disruptions from several quarters. In short, the essays in this book show the ways in which ‘parent’ like ‘child’ is a term with a shifting meaning and ‘parenthood’ refers to a fluid set of social practices which are historically and culturally situated.
Contributors: Andrew Bainham, Carol Brayne, Stuart Bridge, Rachel Cook, Shelley Day Sclater, Margaret Ely, Loraine Gelsthorpe, Susan Golombok, Jack Goody, Jonathan Herring, Felicia Huppert, Allison James, Martin Johnson, Bridget Lindley, Mavis Maclean, Juliet Mitchell, Ros Pickford, Martin Richards, Wendy Solomou, Candida Yates.
311 pages; ISBN 9781847312518
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