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Parenthood and parenting in context

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter considers issues emerging from a thematic analysis of recent sociological and social policy research about the social constructions of parental rights and responsibilities, and parents' ... More


Parenting Performativities: Assemblages of “Difference” and the Material–Discursive Practices of Parenting

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The third chapter is the first of two demonstrated diffractive analyses. This chapter begins by examining the question of the extent to which the performative practices of parenting are enfolding ... More


Trouble ahead? Contending discourses in child protection

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris, and Sue White

in Protecting Children: A Social Model

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447332732
eISBN:
9781447332787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332732.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter traces the history of attempts to improve the way families look after children using the UK system as an exemplar. As part of an increasingly residual role, the child protection system ... More


The Parenting Practices of Multiracial People

Miri Song

in Multiracial Parents: Mixed Families, Generational Change, and the Future of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479840540
eISBN:
9781479843367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479840540.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

How multiracial parents racially identify their children on official forms does not tell us how they raise their children in the context of family life. Do multiracial parents have particular ways of ... More


Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change

Lynne Harne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429179
eISBN:
9781447304180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Current family policy approaches emphasise the significance of paternal involvement in children's lives, yet there has been a silence on violent and abusive fathering in these discourses. This is the ... More


The cost of children: parents, poverty, and social support

Esther Dermott and Marco Pomati

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an overview of the relationship between parenting and poverty in the UK. We focus on the economising practices couple and particularly lone parents resort to in order to reduce ... More


Inheriting Merit: The SAT as an Institutionalized Measuring Apparatus for Social Mobility

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The fourth chapter diffractively analyzes the ontology of the SAT as a measuring apparatus and its intra-actions with conceptions of “meritocracy”; how the instrument is understood by test-takers and ... More


Family Life in the Digital Age

Della Rocca

in Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190874698
eISBN:
9780190874735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874698.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Psychology and Interaction

The frame of a single day is used to reveal the multiple ways in which parents move between and among the genres of digital parenting within the day. Through negotiating the now-mediated activities ... More


Imagining the Future

Della Rocca

in Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190874698
eISBN:
9780190874735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874698.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Psychology and Interaction

In this chapter the authors develop conclusions by revisiting families from earlier chapters to demonstrate what differences their conceptions of the future made to their parenting in the here and ... More


The Wilton Way: Middle-Class Culture and Practice

Peter Demerath

in Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter describes the community examined in this book and the Wilton Way and details the more-or-less shared beliefs that comprise this ideology, including the distinctiveness of the community, ... More


Social Inequality

Della Rocca

in Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190874698
eISBN:
9780190874735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874698.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter contrasts the experiences of families living in very different circumstances, many of whom are engaging in what has been described as “intensive parenting.” Here we argue that it is not ... More


Parents and Digital Learning

Della Rocca

in Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190874698
eISBN:
9780190874735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874698.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter explores parents’ practical efforts to realize the promise that the believe digital technologies hold for learning –at home, at school and in extracurricular activities-- in the present ... More


Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The social contexts in which children develop have transformed over recent decades, but also over millennia. Modern parenting practices have diverged greatly from ancestral practices, which included ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that ... More


Abusive fathering

Lynne Harne

in Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429179
eISBN:
9781447304180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the author's own exploratory, qualitative UK research with twenty domestically violent fathers. Overall the study aimed to look at fathers' own perspectives on their violence, ... More


Rehabilitating violent fathers

Lynne Harne

in Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429179
eISBN:
9781447304180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the approaches of projects in addressing children's safety in their interventions with violent fathers. It also looks at how far these informed fathers' views of change in ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Quantum Anthropologies and the Forces of Inheritance

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter one discusses the dominant perspectives of the social sciences on social inheritance: genetic heritability, culture and social context/constructionism, and interactionist/epigenetics. It then ... More


(Dis)abilities

Della Rocca

in Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190874698
eISBN:
9780190874735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874698.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Psychology and Interaction

Parents of children with special education needs and disabilities (SEN) often experience an intensified struggle to balance the risks of digital technologies while also embracing the opportunities. ... More


Geek Identities in the Digital Family

Della Rocca

in Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190874698
eISBN:
9780190874735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874698.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter addresses families that have most actively embraced the idea of a digital future—self-declared “geeky” children and parents. Although these families are in some ways exceptional, their ... More


Enfolding Possibilities

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The conclusion to Inheriting Possibility critically considers how social policies of social mobility have delineated both what is possible and impossible. It then discusses what has learned from ... More


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