The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads

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9780395891698: The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, noted feminist scholar and child advocate, and Cornel West, Harvard philosopher and well-known human rights leader, join in a rare partnership to explore one of the most painful problem of our times. Why are hundreds of thousands of American children "dangling and dangerous" and millions more failing to thrive? At the heart of our children's agony is a frightening erosion of the parenting role - not because parents are less devoted than they used to be but because the whole world is stacked against them. Big business, government, and the wider culture are waging a silent war against parents, undermining the work they do. Adults raising children have been harmed by managerial greed, pounded by tax and housing policy, and invaded and degraded by the entertainment industry. In The War Against Parents, Hewlett and West present a blueprint for parent empowerment, which they call a G.I. Bill for the Twenty-first Century. United behind an agenda that spans the divides of race, gender, and class. The War Against Parents is both a visionary and an intimate book. Hewlett and West explore their childhoods -- strangely similar stories of growing up in family-centered blue-collar communities in Wales and California -- and with striking candor tell of their struggles to be a good mother and a good father in our parent-hurting society. Lending moral heft to the work parents do, Hewlett and West provide comfort and hope. There is not a parent among us who is not hungry for such healing.

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About the Author:

Cornel West, "the preeminent African- American intellectual of our generation" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), is author of Race Matters (Beacon hardcover 0-8070-0918-0 / $15.00), a New York Times bestseller for ten weeks. He is a university professor at Harvard University, lectures widely, and lives in the Boston area.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and author of several books, including the award-winning When the Bough Breaks. Founder and President of the National Parenting Association, she lectures widely thoughout the country. She currently lives in New York City.

From AudioFile:

For listeners with the time and interest, this 12-hour program is a moving reflection of the broad sensibilities of the two authors and the seriousness of their topic. Both are acclaimed academic writers with popular books under their belts, and the flow of stories and broad insights is highly relevant to parenting in today's X-rated world. Parents don't get enough support from our political and social institutions, the authors say, and they make this argument with a cross section of historical notes and personal vignettes that are seamlessly written. The narrators are excellent for this material, which in less capable hands would probably lose all but the most zealous listeners. T.W. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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