This edited collection shows that good parenthood is neither fixed nor stable. The contributors show how parenthood is equally done by men, women and children, in and through practices involving different normative guidelines. The book explores how normative layers of parenthood are constituted by notions such as good childhood, family ideals, national public health and educational strategies. The authors illustrate how different versions of parenthood coexist and how complex sets of actions are demanded to fulfil today’s expectations of parenthood in Western societies. This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to research scholars in child and family studies, students, experts, social workers, politicians, teachers and parents.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Series:||Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Anna Sparrman is Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.
Allan Westerling is Associate Professor at the Department of People and Technology and the Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Life research at Roskilde University, Denmark.
Judith Lind is Lecturer at the Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.
Karen Ida Dannesboe is Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Anthropology, School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Doing good parenthood; Judith Lind, Allan Westerling, Anna Sparrman and Karen Ida Dannesboe.- 1. Time for good parenthood: A study of intercountry adoption assessment; Cecilia Lindgren.- 2 No one of importance: Lesbian mothers’ constructions of permanently anonymous sperm donors; Anna Malmquist, Anna Polski and Karin Zetterqvist Nelson.- 3 Parenting on the edge: Doing good parenthood in child protection services interventions; Pernille Juhl.- 4 Ambitious parents as ideal or disorder: Doing good parenthood in Denmark and Singapore; Dil Bach.- 5. Ambigous Involvement: Children’s construction of good parenthood; Karen Ida Dannesboe.- 6 Limited but committed parents: Primary school teachers negotiating good parenthood in a disadvantaged area; Disa Bergnehr.- 7 Doing good parenthood through online parental involvement in Danish schools; Maria Ørskov Akselvoll.- 8 Teenagers, alcohol and sex: Doing good parenthood on an on-line discussion board; Judith Lind.- 9 The ontological choreography of (good) parenthood; Anna Sparrman, David Cardell, Anne-Li Lindgren and Tobias Samuelsson.- 10 Parenthood and we-ness in everyday life: Parenting together apart; Allan Westerling.- 11 Doing good parenthood: Reflexivity, practices, and relationships;Esther Dermott.