Fast Families, Virtual Children: A Critical Sociology of Families and Schooling

Fast Families, Virtual Children: A Critical Sociology of Families and Schooling

by Ben Agger, Beth Anne Shelton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594513392

ISBN-13: 9781594513398

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Internet, cell phones, and other technologies have changed the ways in which people conduct their family lives, raise children, and navigate the blurry boundary between work and home. Private life is colonized by employers, teachers, corporations; family time is taken up by work, homework, and shopping. What it means to be parents and children has changed

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Overview

The Internet, cell phones, and other technologies have changed the ways in which people conduct their family lives, raise children, and navigate the blurry boundary between work and home. Private life is colonized by employers, teachers, corporations; family time is taken up by work, homework, and shopping. What it means to be parents and children has changed dramatically.

This book shows how the nurturance of family has increasingly become a willful, radical idea in an era of pervasive technology. The authors analyze important trends, including the acceleration and attenuation of childhood, and offer a children’s bill of rights and accompanying parental responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594513398
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Mapping Families in Fast Capitalism

Chapter 2: Implosion I: The Work/Family Boundary

Chapter 3: Implosion II: Accelerated Childhood

Chapter 4: Home/School: Toward a Rote Culture

Chapter 5: Class in Class: Capital, Human Capital, Cultural Capital

Chapter 6: Children of Parents, Children of Democracy

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