The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 13, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 302 pages
A white woman and a black man come together to address the burning social issue of our time: the virtual abandonment of parents - poor and middle class - by our business, political, and cultural elites. Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West call for a Parents' Bill of Rights that gives new value and dignity to the parental role and restores our nation's commitment to the well-being of children. Hewlett and West show how for thirty years big business, government, and the wider culture have waged a silent war against parents. We live in a nation where market work, centered on profits and greed, increasingly crowds out nonmarket work, centered on commitment and care. In calling for a Parents' Bill of Rights, the authors seek to unite America's 62 million parents behind an agenda that spans the divides of race, gender, and class.
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THE WAR AGAINST PARENTS: What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and DadsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A powerful call for parents to organize and fight back against a society that pays lip service to family values, then abandons mothers and fathers to an economic and political swamp. Both active in ... Read full review
The war against parents: what we can do for America's beleaguered moms and dadsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A feminist scholar and a noted African American intellectual argue that business, government, and the culture at large make raising children impossible. Read full review