Raising America: Experts, Parents, and A Century Of Advice About Children / Edition 1

Raising America: Experts, Parents, and A Century Of Advice About Children / Edition 1

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by Ann Hulbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0375701222

ISBN-13: 2900375701220

Pub. Date: 04/13/2004

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

"In this inquiry into America's preoccupation with raising children, Ann Hulbert blends biography and critical analysis to probe the personal dramas, the scientific claims, and the social visions of a succession of experts who during the twentieth century aimed to make a science of child rearing. She describes how these pediatricians and psychologists came to be…  See more details below

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"In this inquiry into America's preoccupation with raising children, Ann Hulbert blends biography and critical analysis to probe the personal dramas, the scientific claims, and the social visions of a succession of experts who during the twentieth century aimed to make a science of child rearing. She describes how these pediatricians and psychologists came to be popular advisers, and explores the origins and outcome of their ambitious quest to predict and perfect children's futures, and to solve the dilemmas of modern mothers and of families in flux." Raising America is an account of how a hundred years of expert advice clearly failed to ease modern child-raising anxieties. It makes clear that the advisers, with their shifting formulas and dogmas, in fact proved to be unnerving. Yet as their stories reveal, they have also been enlightening, holding up an intimate mirror to the rising social and psychological expectations and tensions of an unsettled century.

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ISBN-13:
2900375701220
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/13/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction3
Pt. IThe Birth of a Science
1The Century of the Child19
2Two Experts Grow Up41
3Infant Regimens, Adolescent Passions63
Pt. IIPsychological Leaps
4The Era (and Errors) of the Parent97
5The Misbehaviorist122
6The Anatomist of Normalcy154
Pt. IIIIdentity Crisis
7The Awkward Age of the Expert191
8The Therapist225
9The Moralists256
Pt. IVPsychological Limits
10All in the Family293
11Ministers, Mentors, and Managers325
Epilogue: What to Expect from the Experts360
Notes371
Acknowledgments435
Photo Credits437
Permissions and Acknowledgments438
Index439

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Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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How special. Hulbert is yet another liberal democrat. She talks about democrats being good, tough parents? Maybe Kerry should have read that. His daughter was embarrassing, running down the ASU hallway after the debates saying bad things about Bush. Maybe a calm, collected interview would have been more appropriate. Fact is Kerry's daughter showed very little class. Something I have come to expect from dems....