BN.com Gift Guide

The Politics of Parenting

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback
$16.79
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$19.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $12.12   
  • New (8) from $12.12   
  • Used (2) from $16.78   
Sending request ...

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557788184
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
Ch. 1 A Brief History of Eugenics 13
Ch. 2 The Case Against Eugenics 27
Ch. 3 Designing Children 73
Ch. 4 Population Control 87
Ch. 5 The Population Implosion 109
Ch. 6 Children without Parents 123
Ch. 7 Licensing Parents 145
Ch. 8 Adoption 171
Ch. 9 Contested Parental Rights 183
Ch. 10 Regulating Parental Behavior 211
Ch. 11 Divorce 245
Epilogue 271
Notes 275
Sources 281
Index 287
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)